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Author of "The Security Arena in Africa" (2020, Cambridge University Press):

Since 2020: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of African Affairs and in the project "The monopoly on the use of force and paradoxes of security – discrepancies between objective and subjective security in the Central African Republic and Lebanon"

2019: Postdoctoral research consultant at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute und Cordaid, among others

10/2018 - 12/2018: DAAD-Post Doctoral Scholar in Haiti

2018: Research fellow at the GIGA Institute of African Affairs

2014 - 2017: GIGA-researcher within the Research Project C10 - Governing people's safety in areas of extremely limited statehood (South Sudan and the Central African Republic), SFB 700

2010 - 2014: Country Researcher Somalia at the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research

2008 - 2009: Social Service Year in Cameroon

Education: Doctor of Political Science, University of Freiburg; MA Conflict Resolution at King’s College London; BA Political Science at the University of Heidelberg; DAAD-Scholar Arabic at the Al-Diwan Center, Cairo


  • –present
    Research Fellow , German Institute of Global and Area Studies