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About Me – Academic Positions, Education & Special Skills

         furthermore: Layout Devotee | Historico-Sociological Investigator | Technical Editor ZfA|ASJ | CAS Team
         please also refer to my bilingual Qualification Profile | Qualifikationsprofil

Academic Positions

Visiting Fellow
Independent Researcher
Visiting Lecturer
Advisory Positions

since Oct 2018
Research Fellow at the ›Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies‹ (HCTS), Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
as founding member of the Critical Heritage Studies Lab (CHSL) with my DFG-funded project:
Exception or Exemption? The Broome Pearling Industry and the White Australia Policy‹

Visiting Fellow in the research group
The Transcultural Heritage of Northwest Australia: Dynamics and Resistances‹, Forschungsbereich Transcultural Studies, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
drafting the project ›Exception or Exemption‹

2014 – 2018
Independent Researcher working on historical sources of Australian racism – see Sugar, Pearls, and Bones

2014 – 2017
Visiting Lecturer at the Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg
Courses include:

  Sozialphotographie als Gesellschaftsanalyse
  (Social Documentary Photography as Social Analysis)

  Stereotyping Down Under
  Class, Gender, Nation & Race in Colonial
  and Postcolonial Australia
  (multiple times)

  The Woman and the Ape
  Intersectionality of Gender and Race
  in the Discourse of Simianization

Advisory & Technical Positions
Social Media Manager
  at the CAS (Centre for Australian Studies), since 2020
Digital Manager
  for the GASt (Association for Australian Studies), since 2019
Technical Editor
  for the ZfA | ASJ (Australian Studies Journal), since 2017
  for the Archiv für Sozialgeschichte, ZfA | ASJ, Manchester University Press, since 2012
Digital Manager
  for the GdFF (Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer des
  Fachbereichs Sozialökonomie (vormals HWP), 2014-2019


Academic Education

Dr. rer. pol.
M. A. Cultural & Social History
B. A. Sociology

2010 – 2013
Doctor rerum politicarum
Universität Hamburg, Hamburg

[Viva: 27 March 2014 – summa cum laude]
Thesis: Consuming Whiteness. Australian Racism and the ›White Sugar‹ Campaign
– awarded the Dissertation Prize 2016 by the Association for Australian Studies

2008 – 2009
Master of Arts in Cultural and Social History
University of Essex, Colchester

– as valedictorian

2005 – 2008
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
(HWP, Hamburg &) Macquarie University, Sydney

– awarded the RW Connell Prize for Sociology 2008


Special Skills

Image Editing
Professional Presentations

   German → English
   English → German
   French → German

   From text creation
   to proof-reading and text revision
   to pre-press
InDesign and Scribus

Image Editing & Restauration
   Processing for print
   Line Drawing, Greyscale, and Colour
Photoshop & Illustrator
DarkTable & InkScape

Professional Presentation
   AV-supported talks
   Animated presentations
   Picture shows