I am Heisenberg Fellow at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences.

I am working on extractivism, renewable energy, environmental and energy humanities on the one hand, and digital anthropology, material culture, visual and museum anthropology on the other, combining these two strands in research on digitising energy systems.

I received my habilitation at MLU Halle, working at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Regional Studies (ZIRS) on postcolonial digital collections. The work investigates how archives and museum in India (and Europe) digitise their collections or how new actors come up with their own online archives.

I was Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney, postdoc at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Privatdozentin for anthropology at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. I worked as senior researcher at the IASS Potsdam for the Franco-German Forum for the Future, research fellow at University College London’s Centre for Digital Anthropology and worked with the University of Technology Sydney on The Coal Rush and Beyond.

Prior to this I was a lecturer at Leipzig University and at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, and received my PhD in social anthropology and Indian studies from Munich University, investigating a collection of South Indian photographs and objects from the 1920s.

For my masters in cultural studies, Indian studies, and philosophy, I went to Leipzig and Zurich University. After finishing my masters, I worked for nearly 3 years with the South Asian and the educational department at Leipzig's Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde (Ethnographic Museum).

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