Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education

since 10/2014
PhD Candidate at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Research Group REALEURASIA

10/2012 - 11/2014
MA Hamburg University: Social Anthropology
Title of MA Thesis “Kein Weg zurück? – Die Bewertung der geplanten Rücksiedlung von Karen- Flüchtlingen an der thailändisch-burmesischen Grenze aus Sicht der Betroffenen”

10/2008 - 08/2011
BA Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg: Social Anthropology and Political Science

Work Experience

08/2011 – 07/2012
Kanchanaburi Province, Thai-Myanmar-Border, Volunteer with the Caritas Thailand in providing Refugee Assistance

Professional Aktivities

Co-founder Myanmar-Institut e.V.

Field Research Experience

08/2015 – 08/2016
Ethnographic field research in Myanmar, mostly Pathein

10/2013 – 03/2014
Anthropological field research in Mae La refugee camp,
Tak Province, Thai-Myanmar-border

Grants/ Scholarships

DAAD Scholarship (PROMOS) for MA research on the Thai-Myanmar border

Presentations at Conferences and Workshops

“ ‘Child Labor’ – A migrating concept and its Myanmar specifics”, Migratory Models in Myanmar Conference, University of Konstanz

“Autonomy without Prestige? Kinship, Entrepreneurship and Perceptions of Status Mobility in Myanmar”, EASA Conference 2018, University of Stockholm

“Pathein’s Business Owners: On Kinship, Autonomy and Social Mobility” SOAS-Oxford Graduate Student Workshop, University of Oxford

"Hierarchies and Responsibilities: Working Children in Pathein’s Small Businesses", Conference, Moral Economies: Work, Values and Economic Ethics, ERC Group "REALEURASIA, MPI for Social Anthropology and Leucorea Stiftung Lutherstadt Wittenberg

“Like a family? Values, Hierarchies and Child Labor in Myanmar’s Small Business Sector ” St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

“Community-based Support Arrangements – Patterns of Credit and Charity in the Urban Informal Sector”, Interdisciplinary Myanmar Conference 2017, University of Bonn

“Myanmar’s Small Businesses. Buddhist Beliefs in a Period of  Economic Change.”, Buddhism, Business and Economic Relations in Asia and Beyond Conference, Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies, University of Copenhagen

“Buddhism and Family Businesses in Pathein” , Doing Fieldwork in Myanmar, Workshop, Yangon University

“Buddhismus und Wirtschaftsethik in Haushalten und Kleinbetrieben“, Myanmarforschung 2015 – Interdisziplinäre Tagung zur Vernetzung der deutschsprachigen Myanmarforschenden, Universität Zürich

“Kein Weg zurück? Myanmars Flüchtlinge und die Diskussion um ihre Rücksiedlung.“, Myanmarforschung 2014 - Projekte, Pläne, Partnerschaften, Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Regionalstudien (ZIRS), Halle (Saale)

Language skills

German (native)
English (fluent)
Thai (basic)
Myanmar (basic)

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