Professional Career:

  • Since 08/2017: Postdoc at the Department of Political Science at the University of Kiel (research focus on international ocean governance).

  • 05/2017 – 07/2017: Public relations and project coordinator for the “Partnerschaft für Demokratie in Kiel” (municipal administration Kiel).

  • 09/2015 – 03/2017: Research collaboration with the Department of Political Science at the University of Southern Denmark (Odense). 

  • 02 /2015 – 07/2017: Associated research fellow at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies (Hamburg) within the framework of a project of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation “War Economies and Postwar Crime.”

  • 06 / 2012 – 01 / 2015: Research fellow (Postdoc) at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies (Hamburg); research project: “A Dangerous Liaison? Ethnicity, Natural Resources and Civil Conflict Onset” (DFG)

  • June 2012: Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Hamburg; dissertation on “Dismantling the Oil-Conflict Link: Shifting the Focus on Contextual Conditions and Causal Mechanisms”

  • 04 / 2008 – 06 / 2008: Visiting researcher at the Policy Planning Staff of the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin

  • 05 / 2007 – 12 / 2010: Research fellow at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies (Hamburg); research project: “Is Resource Wealth a Risk Factor?” (DFG)