PhD Candidate, Leiden University
Visiting Researcher, GIGA Hamburg
My research focuses on how domestic factors shape China’s foreign policy. In my dissertation, I examine under what conditions Chinese scholars and think tanks influence the construction of China’s national interest.
Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Berlin
As part of the team working on China's foreign relations, I focused on the domestic sources of China’s foreign policy and monitored Chinese activities on the African continent. I published policy reports on Chinese concepts for the global order and analyzed the restructuring of China’s foreign policy apparatus.
M.A. International Relations and China Studies
Free University Berlin
During the two master’s programs and my work as a research assistant, I developed a solid theoretical and methodological background for investigating questions around China’s foreign policy, its global role and the domestic factors that shape it.
B.A. Governance and Public Policy
University of Passau
My bachelor's program with semesters abroad in the UK and Switzerland introduced me to the logics of political science and neighboring disciplines. A two-year long, extra-curricular program on conflict and cooperation in Asia offered by the German National Scholarship Foundation sparked my interest in International Relations and China's foreign policy.
Tickner, Smith, 2020, International Relations from the Global South - Worlds of Difference, Routledge.
The Global IR Debate in the Classroom
(with Wiebke Wemheuer-Vogelaar, Ingo Peters, Laura Kemmer, Alina Kleinn, Luisa Linke-Behrens).
Peters, Wemheuer-Vogelaar, 2016, Globalizing International Relations - Scholarship Amidst Divides and Diversity, Palgrave Macmillan.
Chinese International Relations (IR) Scholars' Publishing Practices and Language: The "Peaceful Rise" - Debate
Introduction to Foreign Policy Analysis
Taught in BA Political Science at Freiburg University, Leuphana University, Lüneburg
Through critically assessing the most important theoretical approaches in Foreign Policy Analysis, we examine the roles of different foreign policy actors from leaders over the bureaucracy and interest groups to the public in the different stages of the foreign policy process.
Authoritarian Rule in the Digital Age
Taught in BA Political Science at the University of Hamburg
The course focuses on the strategies authoritarian rulers use to sustain their rule and how they are adapting these strategies in the digital age. Based on the characteristics of authoritarian rule, students learn how to systematically compare authoritarian regimes with each other.