Curriculum Vitae


2012 – 2017
PhD Anthropology
Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto
2009 – 2011
Paris Ecole des Hautes Etudes Social Anthropology en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
2006 – 2009
Double degree in Sociology and Sociocultural Anthropology
Westfälische Wilhelms-University of Münster

Academic Possitions

2022 -
Head of research group
DFG Emmy Noether Research Group 'Sand – A Vital Resource for Conserving Coastal Zones'
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

2019 -                                       
Assistant Editor/Acting Chief Editor
Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale, EASA     
2017 - 2021  
Postdoctoral faculty member
Institute of Anthropology, Heidelberg University

Teaching Assistant
Department of Anthropolog, University of Toronto, Canada

Scholarships and Awards - a selection

2022 (awarded)
Emmy Noether Fellowship
German Research Foundation, position of research group leader (6 years)

2021 (completed)
Conference Grant for international workshop: 11,000 USD                      
Fritz Thyssen Foundation 

2018 (completed) 
Postdoctoral Research Grant           
German Academic Grant for 3-months of post-doctoral research in Indonesia: 10,000 USD 
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 

2018 (completed)
FoF4 Initial Project Grant
Seed funding towards building a scientific network: 14,000 USD                    
Heidelberg University         

2012-2016 (completed)
Ontario Trillium Scholarship, PhD scholarship in recognition of academic achievement: 120,500 USD
School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto 

2014 and 2015 (completed)
Research Expenses Grant, Grant to defray expenses associated with doctoral research: 3,700 USD
Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto  

2014 (completed)                     
Germany-Europe Fund, Grant to promote innovative programming and research University of Toronto, initiatives with a German/European component: 9,000 USD
Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto 

2013-2014 (completed)
Languages Grant     
Scholarship for the study of a language not regularly taught: 6,000 USD
School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto        

2010-2011 (completed)

Scholarship for Academic Excellence, 1-year stipend and tuition for graduate studies in Paris: 14,000 USD
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)    

Teaching experience -  a selection 

Graduate teaching Heidelberg University                        
Anthropology of Sand: Environments, Materialism, Urbanity
2020 - 2021
Anthropology of Water
Disrupted: Infrastructures of the Urban
Political Anthropology
2018 -2019
Old and New Anthropologies of Water

Undergraduate teaching  Heidelberg University
Decolonial Anthropology
Pandemic Infrastructures
BA thesis colloquium
Introduction to Political Anthropology
2019 - 2020
Introduction to Work Techniques in the Social Sciences


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