Curriculum Vitae


Studies on the european “Stabdolche” (Freie Universität in Berlin) („Studien zu den europäischen Stabdolchen“)

Research Interests

Material Culture Studies, object biographie, Human-Object-Relationship, Agency Theory, analysis of traces of usage, functionality/non-functuality, theories in archaeology, Critical Theory, psychoanalysis, ritual, violence, war, petroglyphs, Metal Ages.

Current Project

Materiality of violence („Materialität der Gewalt“)


2011 Postdoctoral at the Freie Universität in Berlin
2006 - 2011
Doctoral studies at Ruhr-University in Bochum and the Freie Universität in Berlin
2006 Master of Arts at Ruhr-University Bochum
1998 - 2006
Studies of Pre- and Protohistory (Classical Archaeology, Medieval History) at Ruhr-University in Bochum

Work Experience

since 2013 Scientific collaborator (postdoc), graduate school „Human Development in Landscapes“, Johanna Mestorf Academy, Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel
2011 - 2012
Postdoc at the EU-FP 7 “Marie-Curie-Actions” ITN-Project “Forging Identities” at University Göteburg
2006 - 2008 Freelance archaeologist (excavations, digitisation, prepress, exhibitions)
2003 - 2007 Editor of the “Bochumer Stadt- und Studierendenzeitung” (BSZ)
1998 - 2007 Excavations and preparation for exhibitions at Urban Archaeology in Dortmund and excavations for the city of Duisburg and the provincial Roman Department for the Care of Archaeological Monuments, LWL