Curriculum Vitae

Educational background

Since 2016
PhD candidate, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale.

MA African Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany.

Semester abroad, Université Gaston Berger, Saint-Louis, Senegal.

BA Language and Communication Science / Political Science, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

07/2011 – 08/2011
Courses on Social Anthropology, Intercultural Communication and Language-Learning Methods, etp (today: Seminar für Sprache und Kultur), Burbach-Holzhausen, Germany.

Research experience

Research for Master’s thesis on “African Christians in Leipzig”: Participant observation in churches, informal and guided interviews, documentation of websites and pamphlets.

Professional experience

Intern with LoNam publishing house and Afrika Medien Zentrum (cultural and educational association), Berlin: Writing articles on Africa and the African diaspora; assisting in the KENAKO Afrika Festival 2015; working in a library with literature and media from and about Africa.

Graduate teaching assistant for scientific methods, University of Leipzig, Germany.

Teaching phonetics, etp (today: Seminar für Sprache und Kultur), Burbach-Holzhausen, Germany.

Graduate assistant, University of Leipzig, Germany: Layout, copy-editing and proof-reading; assisting in a lecture; assistance to a scientific conference.

Intern with SIL-SGGB, Dakar and Ziguinchor, Senegal: Comparative phonology of the Jola language group.

Language skills

First language: German
Business fluent: French, English
Conversation fluent: Wolof
Basis skills: Portuguese, Arabic

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