Research associate at the Morphomata Center for Advanced Studies, Käte-Hamburger-Kolleg, University of Cologne (2016-)


Postdoctoral researcher at the Global South Studies Center (GSSC), University of Cologne (2015-2016)


Research associate in the project From the Caribbean to North America and Back, Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies (HCTS), Heidelberg University (2010-2013)



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

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



Fellowship at the KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, Leiden (March - April 2018)

Fellowship at the Center for Religion, Economy and Politics (ZRWP), University of Basel (2015-2017)


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 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 (Lower Saxony, Germany)


Editorial Boards

Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of "Global South Studies", University of Virginia (2017-)



Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie (DGSKA), German Anthropological Association (2017-)

Member of the network GeStiK (Gender Studies in Köln), University of Cologne (2017-)

Member of the Global South Studies Center, University of Cologne (2015-)

Member of the Society of Caribbean Research (Socare), (2015-)

Associated Member of the Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context, Heidelberg University (2012-2014)