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About Me – Academic Positions, Education & Special Skills

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

Academic Positions

Visiting Fellow
Independent Researcher
Visiting Lecturer

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


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