Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies



University studies and degrees

04/2015     Bi-nationale Promotion an den Universitäten Leipzig und Utrecht (Afrikawissenschaften, Anthropologie/Religionswissenschaft)
10/2008 Master of Arts (Global Studies) an der Universität Leipzig (Erasmus Mundus Global Studies: Leipzig – Stellenbosch – Wroclaw)
08/2008 Master of Arts (Global Studies) an der Universität Wroclaw
09/2005 Licence (Histoire), Université Libre de Bruxelles
09/2002 Candidature (Histoire), Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve

Positions and Research Fellowships

Since 07/2018 Visiting fellow at the IAAW der HU Berlin (Research group: Transport in Africa)
Since 01/2018 Postdoctoral research fellow with the Gerda Henkel Foundation. Research project: "Whaleboats in the Forest: History and Anthropology of Socio-technical and Environmental Entanglements on the Upper Congo River (DR Congo)"
02/2018 – 09/2018 Substitute lecturer fort he MA-coures “Anthropology of Material Culture”, Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa (IARA), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)
Seit 09/2017 Visiting professor, ´Université Catholique de Kisangani (Demokratische Republik Kongo)
01/2017 – 12/2018 Postdoc-fellow withihn the transnational research project „The Bureaucratisation of African Societies“ with the German Historical Institute Paris (DHIP) and the Centre des recherches sur les politiques sociales (CREPOS), Dakar
06/2016 – 08/2016 Visiting fellow at the Leibnitz Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin
10/2015– 05/2016 Visiting professor at the Philosophat Edith Stein, Kisangani (Demokratische Republik Kongo). Introductory courses Cultural Anthropology (incl. Fieldwork methods), Hisory of Africa and of the DRC. 
09/2012 – 12/2012 Visiting Phd-student at the Department for Philosophy and Religious Studies, Utrecht University
4/2009 – 4/2012 Phd student a spart of the DFG-funded graduate school „Cristical Junctures of Globalisation“, Universität of Leipzig.