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

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

(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

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

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

Erasmus + scholarship for France