About

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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.

CV

since 04.2022

Philipps Universität Marburg
Institute for History

Postdoctoral Fellow 

03.2019 – 3.2022

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Institute for History

Project Manager DFG-Project „Aviation in Postcolonial Africa“ | Research Associate

10.2019 – 12.2019

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

Visiting scholar

10.2018 – 02.2019

Parental leave

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

04.2013 – 03.2014

Consultant (freelance)
various clients

+ Senate Department for Urban Development, Berlin
+ private real estate projects
+ Centre of Political Economy and Society (copes), Berlin

04.2013 – 03.2014

go-M-X
(youth vocational assistance project), Berlin

Teacher for English, German and EDP

01.2012 – 03.2014

Université de Genève, Geneva
Humboldt University, Berlin

Translator for English and French (freelance)

10.2010 – 12.2011

Polinna Hauck Urbanism, Berlin

Research assistant (freelance)

10.2003 – 09.2010

Berlin University of Technology

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

Parental leave: April to October 2006 and May to October 2008

Grants and Awards

2019
open-access funding by the HU Berlin and the Gerda Henkel Foundation

2019
DFG Grant for a research project and temporary position as PI („Eigene Stelle“)

2018
PostDoc Fellowship of the Humboldt University of Berlin

2014-2017
Doctoral scholarship of the Gerda Henkel Foundation

2014
Travel Scholarship of the Women’s Representative of the PhilFak1 of the HU Berlin

2014
Erasmus + scholarship for France