I am currently a PhD fellow in the ‘Exhibiting Knowledge | Knowledge in Exhibitions’ doctoral research group at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, completing my research project ‘The perspective of migration in the exhibition complex. Bottlenecks, ruptures and cycles in the knowledge regime of the migration society.” From a knowledge anthropology and critical migration studies perspective, I examine under which central paradigms, narratives, under which structural conditions and discursive cycles, migration became a topic in the German exhibition complex and how it is currently being negotiated.
As CARMAH’s Geschäftsführerin and research manager (leave replacement Katherine Kaplan in 2018), I supported the team of researchers in all management and organisational issues. My academic and research background is in European Ethnology, Social and Cultural Anthropology and Political Science, which I studied at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In my MA dissertation I dealt critically with the role of digital cartography in the context of current migration policies in the Mediterranean Sea. I also have experience of working in administrative roles in university environments and various non-governmental as well as humanitarian organisations.