Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 05/2017 Post-doctoral research and teaching associate (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at Department of Geography/Human Geography, Georg August University Goettingen, Germany

  • 11/2015-04/2017 Senior research and teaching associate (Oberassistentin) at Department of Geography/Human Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • 09/2010-10/2015 PhD student at Department of Geography/Human Geography and the URPP Asia & Europe, Zurich University, Switzerland

  • 05/2014-12/2014 Research student at Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi

  • 10/2013-04/2014 Academic visitor at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oxford University (with Prof. David Gellner)

  • 04/2003-03/2010 Student at Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn, Germany. Main subject: Geography. Degree: diploma (master). Minor subjects: agriculture and economics; Tibetan studies

Scholarships and Third-Party funding

Research grant under the Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme in the Social Sciences for the project "A moral economy of labour? Tea cooperatives in the eastern Himalayan and sub-Himalayan Bengal tea zone", together with Dr. Swatahsiddha Sarkar (North Bengal University).

Doc.mobility research scholarship of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Research scholarship of the URPP Asia & Europe/University of Zurich, and the Humer Foundation for Academic Talent for the dissertation project "Monopolising a statehood movement. Gorkhaland between authoritarian parties and 'aware citizens'".

Research scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akadamischer Austausch Dienst) for the research project "Action in food crisis. The influence of food aid on local livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Mugu".

Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes).



AK Politische Geographie

Geographischer Arbeitskreis Entwicklungstheorien

AK Südasien

British Association of South Asian Studies (BASAS)