Research Interests

Social policy and social protection

Southern Africa, esp. Zambia

Colonial legacies

International Organisations



Knowledge and expertise

Qualitative methods, esp. Grounded Theory



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

Since 10/2019 - Research associate, chair Klaus Schlichte, InIIS

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)