I am an early career researcher in the field of European security, international cooperation and global governance. Currently, I am DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow in the Programme ‘The United States, Europe, and World Order’ at the Foreign Policy Institute of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC. I am also Research Fellow at the Global Europe Centre based at the University of Kent, where I have obtained my PhD in International Relations. I hold degrees from the University of Bremen, Germany and the University of Bath, UK, and also completed studies and conducted research at the University of Helsinki, Finland and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
Alongside my PhD, I have been Assistant Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent and Teaching Fellow in International Organisations and Security Studies in the Department of Political Science at University College London. My previous professional experience include interning with the European Parliament and Deutsche Gesellschaft e.V./European Information Centre Berlin and working as project coordinator for Weltfriedensdienst e.V., a Berlin-based NGO in the field of peace and development.
In addition to my research and teaching activities, I am an active member of the academic community. Since July 2020, I am co-convenor of the European Security Working Group of the British International Studies Association (BISA). From 2018 until 2020, I was committee member of the UACES Graduate Forum where I was in charge of organising events such as the annual Research Conference and Doctoral Training Academy. Since 2021, I am co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary European Research (JCER) where I am primarily in charge of the Teaching & Learning section.