Work experience

Work experience

Current position(s)

Research fellow – Forced Migration – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg.
Scholarship holder – Robert Bosch Fast Track Program, cohort of 2016-18.
Co-leader – Working Group „Research and Practice“ – German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (with Cordula Dittmer and Ulrike Krause).

October 2016 – December 2017

Postdoc – Climate Change and Security – Universität Hamburg, CliSAP / CEN.
Research fellow – Institute for Peace Studies and Security Policy at Hamburg University (IFSH).

April – September 2016

Mercator-IPC Fellow – Istanbul Policy Center – Sabancı University, Istanbul.

October 2015 – March 2016

Visiting professor – International Security Policy and Conflict Studies – Helmut-Schmidt-University of the Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg, Germany.

February 2013 – September 2015

Postdoc – Institute for Peace Studies and Security Policy at Hamburg University (IFSH), focusing on climate change – security – migration with a regional focus on the Mediterranean as part of the DFG cluster of excellence „Climate System Analysis and Prediction“ (CliSAP) at Universität Hamburg. Coordinator of the working group Climate Change, Security Risks, and Violent Conflicts. From October 2014 until September 2015 also coordinator of the research cluster Changes in Global Power Structures and Norms at the IFSH.

April-May 2013

Academic advisor – historical magazine GeoEPOCHE (Gruner+Jahr) – issue No. 61, The history of Israel.


Independent peace and conflict researcher. Among others, fellow at the Institute for Democracy and Peace Research, Osnabrück University, as well as teaching assignments at different German and international academic institutions.


Researcher for Peace Studies – Protestant Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies. Co-editor of the German Peace Report (2009-2011).