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This is me

I am a cultural anthropologist with specialization in feminist science and technology studies, environmental anthropology and critical infrastructure studies. As a 1st generation academic and a woman, I know about structural inequities of societal and academic systems. That is why it is extremely important to me to support disadvantaged scholars and marginalized topics.

Currently, I am working as a postdoc at the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies (ISEK) at the University of Zurich (Switzerland).

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

Regional Expertise

Condensed CV

2022 - dato

Postdoc Research Associate

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

Research Associate

Institute for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main

2014 - 2016

Research Associate

BA Program 'Metropolitan Cultures' at HafenCity University Hamburg



Intern at the German Agency for International Cooperation

2013 - 2014

Graduate Assistant

Research Area ‘Public Spheres’, Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe’, University of Heidelberg

2010 - 2013

Student Assistant

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)

Awarded with the ‘Environment and Sustainability Prize’ by Goethe-University | the publication is funded by the Wilhelm Hahn und Erben Foundation and GRADE Sustain

04/2007 – 10/2013

Magistra Artium
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

Master Program

MA Program ‘Political Science and Philosophy’ at Istanbul Technique University, Istanbul (Turkey)

Scholarships | Grants

Walter-Benjamin Fellowhship, Individual Research Grant for ‘Radical Resilience’, DFG

Scientific Network Grant ‘Waste in Motion’
submitted by Dr. Yusif Idies, DFG

Honorable mention of my speculative science fiction flash story ‘Dam Visions’ at EASST 2022 in Madrid

Awarded with the ‘Environment and Sustainability Prize’ by Goethe University for my dissertation

Grant received for the publication of my dissertation, awarded by the Wilhelm Hahn und Erben Foundation

Grant received for Open Access publication of my dissertation by GRADE Sustain

Grant for free registration at ICAS 12, Japan

Approved funding for a student excursion to the EASST/4S conference August 18-21, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic by the Förderfonds Lehre SoSe 2020 of Goethe University Frankfurt/Main

Granted funding for the Special Issue ‘Ecological Ontologies’ in the Journal Berliner Blätter by the Open Access Fund of Goethe University Frankfurt/Main

Funding for the 12. Ph.D. workshop for ethnographic research (to be held in March 2020) by GRADE Center Social Science, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main


Conference Scholarship for the 4S Annual Conference in Sydney (Australia), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Conference Scholarship for attendance at the 4th Vienna Ethnography Laboratory“, 26.09-28.09.2018, University of Vienna (Austria), Freunde und Förderder, Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main

Funding for inaugural conference of a German-wide STS network,  EASST


Scholarship for ethnographic research abroad, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Memberships | Affiliations

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