I am a social anthropologist with special interests in migration regimes, racism, gender, social inequality and the precarization of life and labour in urban spaces. I like to explore the intersections of academic, activist, and artistic practices.
From October 2020 to September 2021, I am guest professor for gender, migration and globalization at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Augsburg.
From October 2019 to March 2020, I held an interim professorship at the Center for Flight and Migration at the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. I taught in the new Master’s program “Flight, Migration, Society”.
Between May and August, 2019, I was a fellow at the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles, USA.
I hold a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Göttingen (summa cum laude) and a Master of Anthropological Research from the University of Manchester.
I have published the monography Arbeit! Wohnen! Auseinandersetzungen um EU-Migration (Housing! Labour! Urban Contestations of EU-Migration) and several articles.
My book ‚Arbeit! Wohnen!‘ has been reviewed in Bayerisches Jahrbuch für Volkskunde (Jens Adam), in suburban (Jenny Künkel) and in Zeitschrift für Volkskunde (Lara Gruhn, paywall) – many thanks to the reviewers!
I am an active founding member of the networks Europe in Movement, kritnet (Network for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies), and the Initiative Zivilcourage in Munich.
I am also part of the editorial collective of the open-access online journal movements, the board of the Komitee für Grundrechte and Demokratie (a longstanding civil rights organization in Germany) and the Council of Migration (Rat für Migration).
Between 2017-2019, I was a research fellow in the research project Representation – Cooperation – Conflict. The relation of migrant organisations and trade unions in Hamburg, Offenbach, and Stuttgart (1970s/80s) at the University of Göttingen.
In 2018, I conducted a study on the requirements of homeless EU migrants for the city of Frankfurt with Marie-Therese Haj Ahmad (née Reichenbach) (PDF).
Additionally, I work as a self-employed researcher and lecturer in the fields of EU migration, racism, precarious labour, and critical knowledge production.