2005-2009 PhD student at the Center for Conflict Studies at Marburg University. Dissertation title: The Israeli-Palestinian water discourse – indicating conflict or cooperation? The book (German) is available here.

2002-2003 Master of Peace and Security Studies at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) at Hamburg University.

1996-2002 M.A. in English language, literature and culture; history; and psychology at Hamburg and Warwick (UK) Universities.