Curriculum Vitae


2015- Research Fellow, Research Group on International Political Sociology, Kiel University

2013-2015 Research Officer for the Institutional Strategy, University of Bremen

2011-2012 Research Officer, University of Bremen

2008 Research Fellow, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg

2007 Associate Fellow, Institute for Development and Peace, University of Duisburg-Essen


2017 Dr. rer. pol./Ph.D. in Political Science (summa cum laude), University of Bremen

2005 M.A. in International Relations (with distinction), University of Essex

2004 Diplom in Political Science, University of Hamburg



  • EISA Best Dissertation Award 2018, European International Studies Association


  • Workshop grant for a two-day workshop on “U.S. Security Relations in the Age of Trump: Lessons for/from Germany and Japan “, Kiel University’s internal Internationalization Fund (3,550 €), with Dirk Nabers
  • DNSZ Seed Money Grant for a Workshop “Music and World Politics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives”, German-Norwegian Study Center/Deutsch-Norwegisches Studienzentrum (1,350 €)
  • ISA Annual Convention Working Group on Global Populism, 58th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Baltimore, 2017, with Dirk Nabers and David B. MacDonald
  • Grant for a pilot study on Donald Trump and Populism, Heinrich Böll Foundation (4,200 €), with Dirk Nabers
  • Workshop grant for a two-day workshop on ‘Laclau’s Contribution to IR: Rethinking Core Concepts’, Kiel University’s internal Internationalization Fund (2,000 €), with Dirk Nabers
  • PhD scholarship (3 years), Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), 2008 (circa 45,000€)



  • European International Studies Association
  • International Studies Association
  • German Political Science Association (DVPW)
  • German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (AFK)
  • DFG research network Visuality and Global Politics