CV

A CV in English can be downloaded here (PDF).

Education

2012-2018 Doctoral Student, Political Sciences, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, Institute for Social Sciences: “Political Ecology of Drylands: Drought, Development & Environmental Conflict” (successful defense August 9, 2018); supervisor: Ulrich Menzel

2011 M.A., Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany: Political Science and English and American Studies

1997-1998 DAAD-Scholarship, National University of Ireland, NUI Galway: Political Science, English Literature, History

1996-2002 Undergraduate Studies, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany: Political Science and English and American Studies

1994 A-Levels/ Abitur, Schillerschule Hannover

Work Experiences

Since 2019, April Research fellow at the Section of International Agricultural Policy and Environmental Governance, University of  Kassel

2002-  Editor-in-Chief, h1 – Fernsehen aus Hannover, Local TV channel

2018, April – 2019, April Member of Faculty at the Section of International Agricultural Policy and Environmental Governance, University of  Kassel

2012-2016 Member of Faculty, Chair of International Relations, TU Braunschweig

2012-2019 Managing Editor, Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture & Society

2010- Freelance Journalist and Consultant

Skills

  • Proficient in German (mother tongue) and English; Spanish & French (reading)
  • Fieldwork experience in Sri Lanka, Malawi, Madagascar
  • Teaching B.A. and M.A. students, supervision and consultancy
  • Computer skills: Layout, photo manipulation, LaTeX, CMS (WordPress, OJS…), HTML
  • Directing, producing, scripting and editing film and TV newsreel

Interests

  • The Great Outdoors: Hiking, Cycling, Running, Canoeing
  • Scouting
  • Photography
  • Literature & Film, Graphic Novels

I have also worked in a hospital, sold comic books, played the drums in a punk rock band, walked 100 kilometres in less than 30 hours (twice), and made a couple of documentary films.