Curriculum Vitae

I started my position as Professor of Global History in January of 2020 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 working groups focusing on critical migration studies and refugee and forced migration studies in Africa in the Migration Laboratory (Labor Migration) and the Network Refugee Studies (Netzwerk Fluchtforschung). 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 learners around the world. I recently organized an international workshop titled Rethinking Refuge: Processes of Refuge Seeking in Africa and beyond in Berlin in June 2019, funded by the Forum Transnationale Studien.

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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