Curriculum Vitae

Since 2020

Head of the junior research group “The ‘Activating Welfare State’ – a Political and Social History of German Welfare Policy, 1979-2017, funded by the Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs via the “Support Network for Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research” (FIS)

Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) faculty member, Thematic Field B "Welfare State, Inequality and Quality of Life"

2019-2020

Visiting Professorship “Comparative Government Activity Research and Comparative Social Policy”, University of Bremen

2016-2019

Post-Doc-Researcher at the SOCIUM - Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, Department "Political Economy of the Welfare State"

2015-2016

Researcher at the Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in East Germany

2015-2016

Personal assistant to Mr. Hans-Jochen Vogel, former Federal minister of Justice

2014-2015

Researcher at the Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF) Potsdam.

2014

PhD in History, University of Potsdam

2012-2019

Political speechwriter

2012-2014

Researcher, German Historical Museum, Berlin

2009-2012

Lecturer at the University of Potsdam, Department of History, and PhD-Student at the Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF) Potsdam

2009-2010

Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Hagen

2006

Master in Modern History (major), Psychology (minor), Law (minor), Technical University of Berlin and Free University of Berlin

2005

Master in Political Sciences, Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Sciences, Free University of Berlin

Scholarships/Third-party funds

2021

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship German Historical Institute Washington D.C.

Grant from the Gerda and Hermann Weber Foundation for the organization of the Hermann Weber Conference on Communist studies on the topic "'In the Cold War, the Battalions of Better Welfare Decide' - The Welfare State in the Cold War."

2020

Funding for the junior research group “The ‘Activating Welfare State’ – a Political and Social History of German Welfare Policy, 1979-2017. Funded by the Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs via the “Support Network for Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research” (FIS) (551.073 €).

2012

George-Marshall-Scholar, George-Marshall-Society and George-C.-Marshall-International Center in Leesburg, Virginia

2012

Graduation scholarship, Potsdam Graduate School, University of Potsdam

2010

Scholarship, Franco-German-Institute Ludwigsburg (Institut Franco-Allemand)

2010

Go East-Scholarship for the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

2009-2011

Doctoral scholarship, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES)

2009

Travel Grant, Elliot School of International Affairs at the George Washington University

2000-2005

Undergraduate scholarship, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES)