Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and The Ethnographic Collection

Curriculum Vitae

Scholarships and Awards


September 2017
Dean's Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence (James Cook University, Australia) (p. 20 in Cairns Institute Newsletter)

February-March 2017
Dr.-Walther-Liebehenz-Stiftung: Research funding

November-December 2014 
 Moesgaard Museum (Aarhus, Denmark): Research funding

2012 - 2015 
International Prestige Postgraduate Research Scholarship (James Cook University, Australia)

2011 
DAAD Scholarship: Guest lectureship at Divine Word University (Papua New Guinea)

2008 - 2009 
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg: Studentship 

2008 
DAAD: Internship at Divine Word University (Papua New Guinea)


Member of


ASAO Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania

ALTAR Anthropological Laboratory for Tropical Audiovisual Research at James Cook University

ESfO European Society for Oceanists

Göttinger Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde


Academic Career


since 2017
Adjunct Research Fellow at James Cook University’s College of Arts, Society & Education

since October 2016
Lecturer at Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

2012-2016
PhD studies at James Cook University (Cairns, Australia) and Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark)

2011
Guestlectureship at Divine Word University, PNG Studies Department

2008
Internship and research stay at Divine Word University, Papua New Guinea

2006-2008
student assitant at the Institute of Social Anthropology of Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg, Germany

2003-2010
study of Social Anthropology and History of the Middle and New Ages at Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany (Magister Artium)