Ph.D in Social Anthropology, Heidelberg University (2014)

M.A. in Human Geography, Social Anthropology and Indology, University of Göttingen (2010)



Executive Boards and Committee Work

  • Head of Committee / President, Society for Caribbean Research (Socare e.V.) (since March 2023)
  • Equal Opportunity Representative, Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (since December 2023)
  • Executive Board, Society for Caribbean Research (Socare e.V.), Coordinator of the Division “International Affairs” (03/2021 – 03/2023)

  • Representative and Speaker of the Research Group Leaders and Postdoctoral Researchers, Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (12/2020 – 12/2021)
  • Founding Member of the Working Group “Umgang mit Übergriffen auf Feldforschungen” [Dealing with Violence/Assault during Fieldwork], cooperation with the Gender Equality Office, University of Bonn (09/2020 – 09/2021)
  • Member of the Finding Commission for the Steering Committee of the Global South Studies Center, University of Cologne (11/2020 – 12/2020)




Visiting Researcher

  • University of Guyana (2017)
  • University of Guyana, School of Education and Humanities (2011-2012)


Awards & Scholarships

  • 'Mobility Grant' for fieldwork in Suriname and Guyana, University of Cologne (2017)
  • Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for a five-month research period at the University of Guyana (2011-2012)
  • Scholarship of the University of Göttingen, funded by the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony, Germany (2010)


Editorial Boards

  • Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of "Global South Studies", University of Virginia (2017-)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the web magazine “Voices from Around the World,” Global South Studies Center, University of Cologne (10/2015 – 12/2018)