CV

My research is at the intersection of international relations, conflict studies, and political sociology. Eastern and southern Africa, especially the Democratic Republic of Congo, are my areas of geographic specialization. In the Congo, I have conducted research on humanitarian military intervention, armed groups, and local structures of rule. More recently, I became interested in the dynamics between collective contentious action and forms of internationalized authority. My teaching and research interests also include development cooperation, sovereign debt politics, and post-conflict statebuilding. Before joining the InIIS at the University of Bremen in 2011, I have been a researcher at Humboldt-University Berlin, University of Magdeburg and University of Bielefeld. From September 2013 to February 2014, I have been visiting fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence.

Academic Positions
Studies and Degrees
International research

Academic Positions

Since 2011
Research and Teaching Assistant at the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS) at the University of Bremen

September 2013 - February 2014
Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) Florence
 
2009 - 2011
Research and Teaching Assistant at the Institute for interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) at the University of Bielefeld
 
2008
Research and Teaching Assistant at the Institute for Political Science, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
 
2004 - 2008
Research and Teaching Assistant in the Junior Research Group "Micropolitics of Armed Groups" (funded by Volkswagen-Foundation), Institute for Social Sciences, Humboldt-University at Berlin
 
Since 2000
Freelance writer for various print media