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Curriculum Vitae

Academic Record:
  • 2011-2014 University of Warwick, PhD Student at Department of Politics and International Studies

Main research area: Critical Security Studies/Critical Geopolitics

PhD Thesis Title: The Fractured Consensus - How competing visions of grand strategy challenge the geoplitcal identity of American leadership under the Obama presidency

  • 2007 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, University of Potsdam, Germany, Master of Arts (M.A.) -- International Relations

Main research area: International security policy, European and German security and defence policy

Master thesis: German Security Policy between Multilateralism and Reticence – The Mission of the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan

  • 2004 University of Erfurt, Germany, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) -- Social Science and History

Main Research Area: International Relations, Eastern and Central European History

Research activity:
  • 2013 Field work in the United States as part of PhD research. Conducting of high-level interviews with academics, national security experts, military officers and leading representatives of major think tanks.
  • 2012-2013 Research assistant for Professor Alexandra Homolar at inter-disciplinary research project CLiGG(Crisis Leadership in Global Economic and Security Governance). Discourse analysis of nuclear proliferation crises.
Other university activity:
  • 2013 Reviewer for 1st year PhD students at ‘mock review’ presentations
  • 2005 University of Vilnius, Lithuania. Semester-long study visit as part of Erasmus exchange program. Main research area: European security policy and history of Eastern and Central Europe
  • 2004/2005 University of Erfurt, Germany. Semester-long study in Master of Arts programme in Historical Studies
  • 2004 Research assistant at University of Erfurt – Chair of Political Theory. Preparation of courses and lectures, research for scientific articles, administrative tasks
  • 2003 Research assistant at University of Erfurt – Chair of Eastern and Central European History. Organisation of research projects, research for scientific articles, and management of databases
Other work experience:
  • 2009 - 2011 Deutscher Bundestag – Office of Dr. Eva Högl (MdB - Member of Parliament), Berlin. Research Associate: Preparation of parliamentary procedures, drafting of foreign policy analyses and research for sessions of the European affairs committee, management of public relations activities