2020 - PhD, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Science (BIGSSS), Thesis title: State Formation after Retrenchment: Social Policy in Zambia

2015 - MA International Relations – Global Governance and Social Theory, University of Bremen and Jacobs University

2012 - MSc Development Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science

2011 - BA Political Science, University of Hamburg


Professional experience and visiting research stays

2023 - Visiting post-doctoral researcher, University of Botswana, Gaborone

Since 2021 - Research associate CRC 1342, project B09

2021 - Visiting post-doctoral resarcher, University of Zambia, Lusaka

2019-2020 - Research associate, chair Klaus Schlichte, InIIS

2019 - Visiting doctoral researcher, London School of Economics

2017 - Consultancy Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Zambia

2016 - Research associate, chair Klaus Schlichte, InIIS

2014-16 - Freelancer Southern African Social Protection Experts Network (SASPEN), Lusaka, Zambia

2014 - Consultancy International Labour Organisation (ILO) Zambia

2012-14 - Student Assistant "The Institutionalisation of Prevention and Intervention: Towards a Theoretical Framework" (head: Peter Mayer, InIIS)

2011-15 - various short-term assignments German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Institute of African Affairs (IAA)