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I am currently working as Professor of Anthropogeography at the University of Passau. I am also co-leader and coordinator of the collaborative researched project “Räume der Migrationsgesellschaft” (RäuMig). Before coming to Passau, I was researcher at the Institut für interdisziplinäre Konflikt- und Gewaltforschung (IKG) at Bielefeld University, Germany. During the summer term 2021, I held the Marsilius-Vertretungsprofessur für Humangeographie Nordamerikas und Stadtgeographie (interim professorship on human geography of North America and urban geography) at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. My research focusses on international migration and urban developments and, more broadly, on the interrelation of materiality and sociality in postmodern societies. I habilitated at the Department of Geography, University of Bremen, Germany, in 2019 (venia legendi “Humangeographie”) and obtained my PhD at Bielefeld University, Germany, in 2013. In 2017, I was a Visiting Academic at the Department of Geography at Durham University, UK. My most recent book is Migration, Materialität und Identität (Steiner 2020), a monograph on international migrants’ ways of living at and between places.


since 10/2021 (currently on leave)Senior Researcher, IKG/Bielefeld University, Germany 
2022-2024Project leader, “Räume der Migrationsgesellschaft (RäuMig)” (with Prof. Dr. Andreas Pott (IMIS) & Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick (IKG)), collaborative research project within DeZIM (Deutsches Zentrum für Integrations- und Migrationsforschung)
Summer term 2021Marsilius-Vertretungsprofessur für Humangeographie Nordamerikas und Stadtgeographie (interim professorship on human geography of North America and urban geography), University of Heidelberg, Germany 
Winter term 2020/2021Deputy Head of the Working Group Human Geography, University of Heidelberg, Germany 
since 2020Member of the Research Network “Visualising Qualitative Geographies”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) 
since 2019Senior Researcher, Osnabrück University, Germany 
2013-2019Senior Researcher, Department of Geography, University of Bremen, Germany 
2-4/2017Visiting Academic, Department of Geography, Durham University, UK 
2013PhD, Bielefeld University, Germany (summa cum laude) 
2012-2013Junior Researcher, Research Group “Urban Metamorphoses”, HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany 
2012-2013Fellow of the residency program Scholars in Residence, Goethe-Institut with Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Germany & Egypt 
2010-2012Scholarship Holder, Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS), Bielefeld University, Germany 
2007-2010Research Assistant, Center of Excellence 16 “Cultural Foundations of Integration”, University of Konstanz, Germany 
2000-2007Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in sociology, philosophy, linguistics and German literature, University of Konstanz, Germany, and University of Växjö, Sweden 
2000-2007Scholarship Holder, German Protestant church’s scholarship programme for gifted students (Ev. Studienwerk e.V. Villigst)