This is me.

I am a historian by training, I teach, consult, research, design, write and am a mother of three.

My research expertise lies in global history and the history of development, with a focus on Africa and international organisations.

I am passionate about new work, empowering and making more visible women experts from all backgrounds and using social media for research communication.

Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at the department for economic and social history at the Philipps-Universität in Marburg. For a complete list of my research publications, visit my profiles on google scholar or ORCID.


since 04.2022

Philipps Universität Marburg
Institute for History, Chair for Economic and Social History

Postdoctoral Research Associate

03.2019 – 3.2022

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Institute for History, Chair for Economic and Social History

Principal Investigator: DFG-Project “Aviation in Postcolonial Africa” | Postdoctoral Research Associate

10.2019 – 12.2019

Université Felix-Houphouet-Boigny, Cocody Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Visiting scholar

03.2017 – 09.2018

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Institute for African and Asian Studies

Lecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow

12.2015 – 07.2016

Institute for Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University
Centre Français des études éthiopiennes, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Consultant for Tourism and Heritage | Visiting Scholar

09.2014 – 06.2015

Université Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne, Paris, France

Visiting doctoral student

09.2013 – 12.2017

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Institute for Historical Sciences

PhD, Doctoral Project “UNESCO World Heritage in Ethiopia”
Final grade: Magna cum laude

since 2013

Consultant (freelance)
various clients

Senate Department for Urban Development, Berlin

private real estate projects 

+ Centre of Political Economy and Society (copes), Berlin

 UNESCO regional office, Addis Ababa

10.2003 – 09.2010

Berlin Technical University

Course of studies: New and medieval history, sociology of technical sciences
Degree: Magistra Artium (M.A.), grade: very good

Grants and Awards

open-access funding by the HU Berlin and the Gerda Henkel Foundation

DFG Grant for a research project and temporary position as PI (“Eigene Stelle”)

PostDoc Fellowship of the Humboldt University of Berlin

Doctoral scholarship of the Gerda Henkel Foundation