Work experience

Work experience

Current position(s)

Research fellow – Forced Migration – GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg.
Work package leader – “Comparing Crises. Lessons from «migration crises» in North Africa, the Middle East and the Greater Horn of Africa”. EU Horizon2020 project “Migration Governance and Asylum Crises” (MAGYC).
Co-leader – Working Group “Research and Practice” – German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies.
Member of Executive Board German Network Forced Migration Studies.

2016 – 2017

Postdoc – Climate Change and Security – Universität Hamburg, CliSAP / CEN.
Research fellowInstitute for Peace Research and Security Policy at Hamburg University (IFSH).
Mercator-IPC Fellow – Istanbul Policy Center – Sabancı University, Istanbul.

2015 – 2016

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

2013 – 2015

PostdocInstitute for Peace Research and Security Policy at Hamburg University (IFSH), DFG cluster of excellence “Climate System Analysis and Prediction” (CliSAP) at Hamburg University.


Independent peace and conflict researcher.


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

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