Since June 2019 – Researcher, German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM), Berlin
Since 2016 – Co-founder and co-editor of Z’Flucht – Zeitschrift für Flüchtlingsforschung
Since March 2015 – Co-coordinator of DFG Network ‚Foundations of Refugee Research‘
Since June 2013 – Founder and co-organiser of Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung.
January 2012 – Dr. phil. (summa cum laude), Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Dissertation: “Incorporating Pasts: Political Memories and Migration in Australia”, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Narr.
June 2005 – Diplom, Political Science, Otto-Suhr Institute, Freie Universität Berlin.
June 2004 – Diploma of Politics and InternationalRelations, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, Canterbury UK.
January 2016 – December 2019 – Senior Researcher, Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), University of Osnabrück.
January 2014 – December 2015 – DFG Research Fellow, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.
Since December 2013 – Member, Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), University of Osnabrück.
April – December 2013 – Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), University of Osnabrück.
March – April 2011 – Visiting Scholar, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Melbourne, Australia.
October 2010-March 2011 – Visiting Study Fellow, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK.
May – September 2009 – Endeavour Fellow, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Melbourne, Australia.
February 2007 – January 2008 – Visiting Scholar, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Melbourne, Australia.
February 2006 – March 2007 – Colleague, DFG Graduate College ‚Makom‘,Moses-Mendelssohn Center, Universität Potsdam.
WiSe 2012-13 – Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin
WiSe 2009, SoSe 2011, SoSe 2012 – Adjunct Lecturer, Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin
Apr. 2000-Mar.2003 – Tutor, Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin
Scholarships / Grants / Awards (selection)
July 2016 – June 2017 – Research Project ‚Volunteering for Refugees along the Balkan Route‘ (EFA-Balkan), Gerda-Henkel Foundation (with Serhat Karakayali)
March 2015 – April 2017 – DFG Scientific Network, German Rsearch Foundation (DFG)
January 2014 – December 2015 – Research Fellowship, German Research Foundation (DFG)
April – December 2013 – Research Fellowship, Fritz-Thyssen Foundation
June 2013 – Conference Grant, Fritz Thyssen Foundation (with J. Oltmer)
October – November 2012 – Small Research Grant, Swinburne Institute for Social Research
May – September 2009 – Endeavour Research Award, Australian Government
May 2006–April 2009 – Doctoral scholarship, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation
- Netzwerk Fluchtforschung (co-founder and co-organiser)
- Rat für Migration
- Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW)
- International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM)