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 this non-governmental research center. 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 -

University of Siegen

Assistant professor (Juniorprofessorin) of pluralist economics


MEMBERSHIPS I was a council member of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) from 2014 to 2018. I have been a fellow of the Forum for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM) since 2019. I am a member of ZOE,  the American Economic Association and the German Network for Pluralism in Economics. 

METHODS I have worked with a range of quantitative (regressions, multi-level modelling, structural equation modelling) and qualitative (fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis) empirical methods using Stata and R. I am open to agent-based modelling and have a very basic understanding of Python.


  • 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)

LANGUAGES My native language is German, and I am also fluent in English, Spanish and French. Most of my writing and teaching has been in English and Spanish. My Portuguese is enough to read and survive.

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