Curriculum Vitae

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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

2019-2020 DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington DC

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

EDUCATION

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

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

Diplom in Political Science, University of Hamburg, 2004

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2019-2020 DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellowship (ten months), Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington DC

2018 EISA Best Dissertation Award, European International Studies Association

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Travel grant, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (2,259 €) (declined)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (US$ 45,000)

Grant for a two-day workshop on “Debating Postcolonialism: Assessing the Contribution of Postcolonial Perspectives to Peace and Conflict Research”, German Foundation for Peace Research (8,125 €), with Hartwig Hummel and Lotta Mayer (project no.: TG 01/19-WAT 02/27-2018)

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

“Bremen TRAC – COFUND Fellowships for Transnational Academic Careers,” COFUND grant in the EU Commission’s 7th Framework Programme for the establishment of a postdoctoral program, 2012 (1.19 million €), co-authored with Achim Wiesner. Role: lead author of the proposal (the University of Bremen was the official applicant)

“Ambitious and Agile,” grant for the establishment of an Institutional Strategy to Promote Top-Level Research in the German Excellence Initiative, 2011 (45.05 million €). Role: member of the “core team” – with Rector Wilfried Müller, Vice Rector for Research Rolf Drechsler, Head of Academic Affairs Marcus Beiner and Head of Research Services Achim Wiesner – that wrote the proposal (the University of Bremen was the official applicant)

PhD scholarship (3 years), Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), 2008 (circa 45,000€)

GIGA Research Scholarship (8 months), GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, 2008

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

Co-Speaker, Theory Section, German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (AFK), since 2018

Communications Director, International Political Sociology Section of the International Studies Association, 2017 – 2019

Editorial Board Member, “Global Populisms” book series, Brill Publishers

Assistant Editor of Japan aktuell – Journal of Current Japanese Affairs, 2007-2008

Reviewer for (verified reviewer record available at Publons):

MEMBERSHIPS

German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (AFK)

German Political Science Association (DVPW)

International Studies Association (ISA)

DFG Network “Visuality and Global Politics”