This is me
I am a cultural anthropologist with a specialization in feminist science and technology studies and critical infrastructure studies. As a 1st generation academic, a woman and a mother, I know about structural inequities in societal and academic systems. That is why it is extremely important to me to support disadvantaged scholars and marginalized topics.
Currently, I am a Walter Benjamin Fellow (DFG) at USSH University in HCMC (Vietnam), University of Osaka (Japan) and Polytechnic University in Turin (Italy). I am also an editor for the peer-reviewed journals S&TS (EASST/FSTS) and Kulturanthropologie Notizen. In addition, I consult irregularly stakeholders and actors dealing with circular economy and waste-related issues.
Drop me a message if you'd like to share ideas, collaborate or get to know each other. I am happy to hear from you!
Urban Resilience, Infrastructures, Recycling Economies, Climate Change, Resource Scarcity, Feminist STS, Speculative Methods, Ontologies
2023 - dato
Walter Benjamin Fellow
Walter Benjamin Fellow (DFG) at USSH University in HCMC (Vietnam), University of Osaka (Japan) and Polytechnic University in Turin (Italy)
2022 - dato
Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies (ISEK) at the University of Zurich (Switzerland).
International Consultant for the project "Designing the plastic waste sector for an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) pilot project"
2022 - dato
Institute for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main
2014 - 2016
BA Program 'Metropolitan Cultures' at HafenCity University Hamburg
Intern at the German Agency for International Cooperation
2013 - 2014
Research Area ‘Public Spheres’, Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe’, University of Heidelberg
2010 - 2013
Research Area ‘Transcultural Visuality’, Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe’, University of Heidelberg
04/2017 – 02/2021
PhD Cultural Anthropology
Supervised by Prof. Dr. Gisela Welz (GU Frankfurt) + Prof. Dr. Asta Vonderau (Uni Halle)
04/2007 – 10/2013
in Social Anthropology
and Political Science and History at Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg.
Supervised by Prof. Dr. Guido Sprenger + Dr. Christian Strümpell (both Uni Heidelberg)
08/2009 – 10/2010
MA Program ‘Political Science and Philosophy’ at Istanbul Technique University, Istanbul (Turkey)
Scholarships | Grants
Longlisted for ICAS Book Prize 2023 – Best Dissertation in the Social Sciences by ICAS (International Convention of Asian Scholars)
Honorable mention of my speculative science fiction flash story "Dam Visions" at EASST 2022 in Madrid
Awarded the Seal of Excellence by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions for my research project "Radical Resilience. Knowledge Production and Flood Policy in Ho Chi Minh City"
Memberships | Affiliations
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