African Politics

2017                            Research Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh's Centre of African Studies

                                      Conducting research on commemoration of war and its casualties in West Africa 

2010-2014                  PhD in Political Science at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

                                      Thesis: 'How a state is made' - Statebuilding and nationbuilding in South Sudan in                                           the light of its African peers

2013                            Research Fellowship at the Sudd Institute in Juba, South Sudan

2012-2022                 Country conflict analysis reports on South Sudan and Sudan (since 2014) 

                                     for the German government;

                                     coordinated by the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg