I holding a BA in Latin American Area Studies with an emphasis on political science from the University of Cologne (Germany).

I have completed the Erasmus Mundus Master in "Global Studies" at University of Leipzig (Germany), Roskilde (Denmark) and at the University of California Santa Barbara (USA).

I have worked as a lecturer in political science at the University of Cologne for several years, teaching over 20 courses in the fields of international relations, globalization and natural resource politics.

I am currently a PhD candidate at the department of economic sociology at the University of Jena (Germany).