I am a social anthropologist with research interests in
visual anthropology, material culture, museum anthropology,
and digital anthropology on the one hand, and environmental anthropology on the other.
I did my masters in cultural studies, Indian studies, and philosophy at Leipzig
and Zurich University. After finishing my masters with a thesis on Indian diaspora in
Leipzig, I worked for nearly 3 years with the South Asian and the educational
department at Leipzig's Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde
I consequently did my PhD in social anthropology and Indian studies
at Munich University
under Prof. Heidemann, which took me to Kerala to research
a collection of South Indian photographs and objects from the 1920s, which were originally collected/shot by a German racial anthropologist.
From 2013 on I taught at the institute for social anthropology
at Leipzig University
and German as a second language at Anhalt University.
Since 2015 I work as a researcher and research coordinator at the Center
for Interdisciplinary Area Studies
at Halle University
I am a research assistant/partner investigator at University of Technology Sydney
since 2014, and was a research fellow at
University College London
’s Centre for Digital Anthropology in 2017.