Academic Career

April 2015-March 2016                 

Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen.
Senior Fellow. Research Project: ‘Transitional Justice as a Travelling Norm. On the Influence of Local Concepts on Global Ideas’

Feb 2012 to date

Center for Conflict Studies, Philipps University Marburg
Executive Director (Geschäftsführende Direktorin)

June 2009 to date

Center for Conflict Studies, Philipps University Marburg
Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies

Oct 2008 - May 2009                       

Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science, Free University Berlin.
Project leader and principal Investigator (Projektleiterin) of the DFG-funded Project ‘The Politics of Building Peace: an Analysis of Transitional Justice, Reconciliation Initiatives and Unification Policies in War-torn Societies’

May 2008 – Sept 2008

Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science, Free University Berlin
Substitute Professor of International Relations (Vertretungsprofessur) for Prof. Dr. Christoph Zürcher

Nov 2007 – March 2008

SFB Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood, Berlin
Guest Researcher

Jan 2003 – Dec 2006

Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)
Project leader and investigator of DSF-funded research project: ‘Between Past and Future. An Assessment of the Transition from Conflict to Peace in Post-Genocide Rwanda’

Jan 2002– Dec 2002

Conflict Security and Development Group (CSDG), International Policy Institute, King’s College, London
Research Fellow conducting research in cooperation with the UK Department of International Development (DfiD).

Oct 1997 – Aug 2002

London School of Economics and Political Science, Dept. of International Relations, London
Ph.D. candidate in International Relations. Thesis defended in August 2002 published by Palgrave/Macmillan as ‘Conflict Transformation and Social Change in Uganda’.

Oct 1995 – Sept 1996

London Centre of International Relations, University of Kent at Canterbury
Master of Arts Degree in International Relations. Degree awarded with distinction.

Oct 1991 – Sept 1994

University of Mannheim, Germany.
Undergraduate Studies in Politics, Media Studies and Public Law