Since January 2020, I am Professor of Global History at the Historical Institute of the University of Potsdam, Germany. Previously, I was a lecturer (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) in Global History at Freie Universität Berlin, a Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton University, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at re:work at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. I hold a Ph.D. and M.A. in history from Princeton University, an M.Sc. in African Studies from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College. I was a visiting scholar at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo in 2014.
I am currently a member of a research group on cultures of illegitimate military violence and a graduate school on minor cosmopolitanisms at the University of Potsdam. Moreover, I am collaborating with Professor Jeremy Adelman and Princeton’s Global History Lab in providing access to higher education in the humanities to refugee and host-country learners around the world.
Originally from Germany, I have gained research experience in South Africa, Mozambique, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, the US, Great Britain, Switzerland, Germany, and Portugal. I complimented my academic experience as Mercator Fellow on International Affairs working for international organizations on global labor migration in Germany, Argentina, and Indonesia.
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