I am a postdoctoral researcher at Rhine-Waal University, where I am the coordinator of the GRF-sponsored research project The Identity Effect of Europeanized Lifeworlds: Becoming European via Football.
My previous work includes positions as senior advisor to the Hans Böckler Foundation, as lecturer and researcher at the University of Duisburg-Essen and as lecturer at RWTH Aachen. I am also a freelance trainer and advisor in student counseling and career development. I am trained in diversity oriented career coaching, peer coaching and in solution focused counseling with a special focus on students and young researchers.
I studied politics and history at the universities of Aachen, Prague and Potsdam between 2003 and 2010. In 2017, I obtained my PhD with a work on Young people in old politics from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen (supervised by Prof. Dr. Achim Goerres). I was a visiting PhD fellow at the University of Oslo and the Institute for Social Research in Oslo.