Curriculum Vitae

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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

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

EDUCATION

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

FELLOWSHIP

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

AWARD

EISA Best Dissertation Award 2018, European International Studies Association

RESEARCH FUNDING

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, 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 Wilfried Müller, Rolf Drechsler, Marcus Beiner and 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€)

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

Reviewer for: European Journal of International Security, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Relations, New Political Science, Peace & Change, Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen,(verified reviewer record available at Publons)

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

MEMBERSHIPS

German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (AFK)

German Political Science Association (DVPW)

International Studies Association (ISA)

DFG Network “Visuality and Global Politics”