I obtained a doctoral degree in economics (Dr. rer. pol.) from the Europa-Universität Flensburg in 2016. My thesis was concerned with Aspirations and the persistence of poverty and inequalities. I studied Languages, Economics and Cultural Studies (diploma) as well as Governance and Public Policy (BA) at the University of Passau and the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. As a student, I spent a highschool year in the Dominican Republic and returned there many times, e.g. to do research and to learn from people at the Centro des Estudios Sociales Juan Montalvo. Before my doctoral studies, I gained some practical experience in the development sector, e.g. at the German Development Institute (DIE) and the German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH (giz).

Europa-Universität Flensburg

Research assistant, Department of International and Institutional Economics

Freie Universität Berlin

Post-doc research assistant, Institute for Latin American Studies, Economics

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Guest lecturer for "Development of Latin American economies"

May/ June 2017



University of Oxford

Visiting scholar, Latin America Centre

University of Oxford

Visiting research fellow, Department of International Studies

Aug 2017-

Febr 2018

February - March 2020

March 2018 - today

University of Siegen

Assistant professor (Juniorprofessorin) of pluralist economics


ACADEMIC COMMUNITY I am a member of the editorial team of the blog Developing Economics and of the editorial board of PSL Quarterly and Associate Editor of the Review of Evolutionary Political Economy (REPE)I have been a fellow of the Forum for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM) since 2019 and a fellow of the ZOE Institute for future-fit economies since 2018. I was a council member of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) from 2014 to 2018.


  • Maria Weber Grant 2022
  • Best Teaching Award 2019, School of Economic Disciplines, University of Siegen
  • Egon-Matzner-Prize for Socioeconomics 2017
  • Best Teaching Award 2014 (undergraduate), European University Flensburg
  • DAAD travel grants for conference participations in Rio de Janeiro (2013) and San Francisco (2016)
  • BAYLAT scholarship for field research in the Dominican Republic (2010)