Academic positions

University of Potsdam, Germany
2020 – present       Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences

Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
2013 – 2020       Research Fellow and Lecturer, Department of Political Science
2011 – 2013             Research Assistant, Department of Political Science

University of Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia
03/-04/2019        Visiting Researcher, Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation

Columbia University, New York, NY
2015 – 2016             Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Department of Political Science

German Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Hamburg, Germany
2014 – present        Guest Lecturer, Modules “UN Peacekeeping Operations” and “UN-Staff Officer Course”


Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Ph.D. in Political Science (summa cum laude), December 2020
M.A. in International Studies / Peace and Conflict Research, June 2013
M.A. in English Studies, Spanish, and Cultural Anthropology, July 2011
B.A. in Political Science and Cultural Anthropology, November 2010

Dissertation: Patterns of Sustaining Peace. A Systematic Comparative Analysis of Institutional Configurations and their Impact on Peacebuilding Success.
Advisors: Tanja Brühl and Claudius Wagemann

University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Erasmus semester in English Studies, February – July 2010

Awards and fellowships
  • Dissertation Award of the United Nations Association of Germany, 2021
  • Third place in the “Aquila ascendens” Award for Security Policy, 2021
  • DAAD short-term scholarship for field research in Sierra Leone and Liberia, 2019
  • Fulbright Research Fellow, 2015-2016
  • Full Predoctoral Fellowship from the Polytechnic Society Foundation Frankfurt am Main, 2014-2017
  • Josef Esser Award of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Goethe-University Frankfurt, for the best thesis in Political Science, 2014
  • Dagmar Westberg University Award for an outstanding thesis on the literature, culture, or history of Great Britain, 2014

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