- Sociology of science / Science and Technology Studies (STS)
- Environmental sociology
- Gender- and geography-related inequalities and their epistemic effects in forest science
- Knowledge diversity in the context of societal transformation and sustainable development
|Currently||Visiting scholar of the Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy, Technical University of Munich; Guest researcher of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University|
|Since 2020||Affiliate of the Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP), University of Bergen and International Science Council|
|Since 2017||Research associate of the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology, Stellenbosch University|
|2016–2021||Research assistant and lecturer at the Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy, Technical University of Munich|
|2013–2015||Research fellow at the Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University|
|2011–2012||Research fellow at the Institute of Science and Technology Studies, Bielefeld University|
|2009–2010||Freelance journalist at Deutsche Welle, DW-TV, Berlin|
Journalistic internships, e.g. at Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Bayerischer Rundfunk (both Munich) and Choice 102.3 FM (Accra/Ghana)
|2015||PhD at Bielefeld University|
|2011–2015||PhD student and member of the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology, Bielefeld University|
|2005–2010||Journalism and Social Science studies (diploma) at the Technical University of Dortmund|
Journalism Traineeship at Deutsche Welle, Bonn and Berlin
Publications and conference contributions
Contextualising epistemic injustice in aid: On colliding interests, colonialism and counter-movements. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 10 (2), pp. 14-21. https://wp.me/p1Bfg0-5FQ.
Epistemische Ungleichheit unter „Entwicklungsexpert*innen“: eine empirische Analyse unter Einbeziehung philosophischer, dekolonialer und postkolonialer Perspektiven. polylog. Zeitschrift für interkulturelles Philosophieren (44).
Responsible research, inequality in science and epistemic injustice: an attempt to open up thinking about inclusiveness in the context of RI/RRI. Journal of Responsible Innovation 7 (3), pp. 672-679. https://doi.org/10.1080/23299460.2020.1780094
"The local consultant will not be credible": How epistemic injustice is experienced and practised in development aid. Social Epistemology - A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy 34 (5), pp. 478-489. https://doi.org/10.1080/02691728.2020.1737749
Of Hopes and Struggles: How Young African Scientists Experience Working Conditions in Academia (A Review of The Next Generation of Scientists in Africa). Backchannels (18.05.2020).
Identifying enabling factors of science-policy interaction in a developing country context: A case study of South Africa's environment sector. Forest Policy and Economics (91), pp. 36-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2017.07.007
International influence on forest governance in Tanzania: Analysing the role of aid experts in the REDD+ process. Forest Policy and Economics (83), pp. 181-190. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2016.09.018
with Jens Friis Lund and Mathew Bukhi Mabele: Norway's Tanzania REDD+ adventure. Another forestry experiment gone awry. Development Today 12-13, pp. 14–15.
with Peter Weingart: The Delusion of Knowledge Transfer: The Impact of Foreign Aid Experts on Policy-making in South Africa and Tanzania. Cape Town: African Minds.
"The Impact of Foreign Experts on Policymaking in Young Democracies – A Comparative Analysis of South Africa and Tanzania" - Dissertation. Universität Bielefeld, 2015.
with A. Leichner: "Virtuelle Vergemeinschaftung Jugendlicher. Ein Literaturbericht zur Szenenforschung der Projektgruppe 'Jugendszenen im Internet' " - In: Diskurs Kindheits- und Jugendforschung, 4 (2009), pp. 513–524
|2021||with E. Matviichuk: Gender- and geography-related inequalities in global forest science conferences: an actor-centred analysis of IUFRO World Congresses. International Forest Policy Meeting 3, Freiburg University (virtual conference)|
|2020||Inequality in Science as Subject of Scholarly Debate: A Multi-disciplinary Research Synthesis. EASST/4S joint conference 'Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and Agency of STS in an Emerging World', virPrague|
|2019||The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a lever for transforming the social and epistemic fabrics of science? Workshop "The Eco-Social Paradigm, the SDGs and Universities", University of Pretoria, Pretoria|
|2019||(How) does 'responsible research' relate to 'epistemic justice'? An attempt to open up thinking about inclusiveness in science by linking disconnected discourses. Summer School 'Responsible Innovation Cultures', Munich Center for Technology in Society, Munich|
|2019||The perpetuation of epistemic inequality by development cooperation. National SDG Conference 2019, University of Bergen, Bergen|
|2017||"The calamitous coupling of science and politics" - Alumni Symposium: Science Policy Interfaces, Research Academy Leipzig, Leipzig University, Leipzig|
|2016||"Integrating science into environmental policymaking: insights from South Africa" - IUFRO International and Multi-disciplinary Scientific Conference: Forest-related policy and governance: Analyses in the environmental social sciences, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor|
|2016||"Preventing 'Partnership', Perpetuating Dependence: The Detrimental Effects of Knowledge Hierarchies on International Cooperation" - DSA 2016 Conference: Politics in Development, University of Oxford, Oxford|
|2016||"External Experts' Influence on Forest Governance in Tanzania" - 1st International Forest Policy Meeting, Universität Göttingen, Hann. Münden|
|2014||"Undermining Democracy? The Impact of Expert Advice on Policy Processes and Governance in Aid Receiving Countries" - 12th Development Dialogue 2014: Rethinking Democracy, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Den Haag|
|2014||"Shaping the Fabrics of the State: The Impact of External Experts on Policy Processes and Governance in Young African Democracies" - ASAUK (African Studies Association of the UK) Conference 2014, University of Sussex, Brighton|
|2013||"The Impact of Foreign Experts on Developing Democracies" - Workshop, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS), University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch|
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