Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

01.2016-present: Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), Germany

Senior Coordinator of the Deans' Office

09.2010-present: Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), Germany

Ph.D. Candidate | Field B: "Welfare State, Inequality and Quality of Life" & Hans-Boeckler Joint Research Group “Migration and Social Inequality”

  • Thesis: Cultural Diversity as an Institutional Challenge for the German School System
  • Fellowships: ZEIT Bucerius Foundation, FAZIT Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Research Stay (DAAD scholarship) at the Center for Urban Research, Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA (05-07.2013)
  • Teaching (BA and MA): qualitative research methods, diversity studies, institutional and organizational analysis (04.2012-07.2015)
  • Presentations at conferences in and outside of academia: e.g. pedagogical symposia, Bremen (10.2013, 10.2014, 02.2015); ESA conference, Geneva (09.2011)
  • Organization of two international conferences on “I.N.T.E.G.R.A.T.I.O.N. - Institutional and Life-Course Perspectives on Migration”, Bremen (01.2011 & 02.2012)
  • Equal Opportunity Officer at BIGSSS (10.2010-10.2012)



04.-06.2008: University of Wollongong, Australia

Visiting Research Practicum Program | DAAD scholarship

  • Research for Magister thesis: “A Long Way to Reconciliation: The Bulletin’s Coverage of Indigenous Issues during the Howard Regime”
  • Association for Australian Studies’ Prize for best M.A. thesis (2010)

02.-08.2005: University of Wollongong, Australia

Semester abroad | DAAD scholarship

  • Focus: Australian and Aboriginal history, contemporary society and literature

10.2003-11.2006: University of Bremen, Germany

Magister Optimus Program | Certificate course

  • Focus: project management, business studies essentials

10.2002-07.2009: University of Bremen, Germany

British/American Studies & Cultural Studies | Magister

  • Focus: anthropology, Australian and US history and literature, migration, post-/ colonial and diversity studies, discourse analysis, ethno-psychoanalysis


Work Experience

01.-09.2015: BIGSSS, Germany

Project assistant | European Campus of Excellence Summer School

  • Conceptual and administrative planning, internal and external communication and PR, budgeting and monitoring

06.2012: Institute for Cultural Research (bik), Hans-Boeckler Joint Research Group at BIGSSS, Arbeit und Leben, Bremen, Germany

Research associate | Joint project AfrikaBilder – eine Tagungsreihe

  • Conceptual planning, completion and monitoring of a workshop on “Everyday Racism and Critical Whiteness”, preparation of a documentation

08.2009-08.2010: Institute for Cultural Research, University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Paritätisches Bildungswerk, Bremen, Germany

Student assistant | Joint project BremerForum: Diversity

  • PR (website, brochures), organization of conferences, preparation of a publication

10.2008-05.2009: Institute for Cultural Research, Bremen, Germany

Student assistant | Xenos2 Project & M.A. Program Transcultural Studies

  • Transcription of interviews, assistance in the accreditation of a new M.A. program

02.-03.2007: German Consulate General, Boston, USA

Internship | Assistance to the Consul General

  • Preparation of presentations, writing of reports, assistance in the Jewish-German reconciliation work

03.2006-01.2007: JOKE Event AG, Bremen, Germany

Internship and part-time work | Project assistance in various projects

  • Organization of a fair with more than 80 exhibitors (conceptual planning, coordination of service providers, PR and monitoring)

04.2005-present: GIVE e.V./mbH, Heidelberg, Germany

Volunteer Work and Freelancer | International student exchange

  • GIVE e.V.: member of the assessment committee for the scholarship program “Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange” (CBYX)
  • GIVE mbH: PR and marketing for high school education programs (at fairs and other information events), consulting and assessment of applicants