Research Topics & Expertise

African-Chinese relations ▪ African politics ▪ Development Studies ▪ Postcolonial Studies

Gender Studies ▪ feminist international relations ▪ Peace and Conflict Studies ▪ Security Studies

Professional Networks & Collaborations

Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network (CA/AC)
Executive Board, Member, 2020 – ongoing

Global Partnership Network (GPN)
Board of Directors, Member, 2020 – 2022

International Studies Association (ISA)
Robert and Jessie Cox Award, Committee Member, 2019-2022

African Studies in Europe (AEGIS) Collaborative Research Group “Africa in the World”

South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS)

German Association of Political Science (DVPW)

Organised Conferences & Workshops

“Feminisms in Dialogue”, Lecture Series, University of Kassel, November 2019 – January 2020 (with Dr. J. Leinius)

“Afrasian Futures”, AFRASO-Lecture Series, Goethe University, October 2018 – January 2019
(with Prof. Dr. F. Schulze-Engler, Dr. V. Bachmann, Dr. R. Achenbach). 

“Doing Research that Matters: Critical Interventions”, AFRASO-African Literature Workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, August 2018 (with Dr. D. Mupotsa)

“Embracing Messy Methods: Digital, mobile and international research practices”, Methodology Workshop, Goethe University, May 2018 (with Dr. V. Bachmann and Dr. J. Beek)

“Challenging Boundaries in the Study of Africa and International Relations”, Roundtable at the 59th International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, USA, April 2018.
(with Dr. P. A. Medie)

“Negotiating Normativity in a Postcolonial World”, Panel at the 58th International Studies Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, USA, February 2017. (with Dr. J. Leinius)

“Political Transformations – Transforming the Political: Feminist Perspectives and Interventions”, Annual Conference of the German Association of Political Science (DVPW) Working Group ‘Politics and Gender’, Frankfurt, October 2016.

“Afrasian Transformations: Beyond Grand Narratives?”, 3rd Conference on African-Asian Encounters, Goethe University, September 2016.

“Vorsicht Sicherheit! Legitimationsprobleme der Ordnung von Freiheit“, Section Conference of the Working Group ‘Politics and Gender’ at the 26th Congress of the German Association of Political Science (DVPW), University Duisburg-Essen, September 2015.

“Re-Thinking African-Asian Relationships: Changing Realities – New Concepts”, 2nd Conference on African-Asian Encounters, Cape Town, March 2015.

“Saving Brown Women? Deliberating the ‘Post’ in Post-Colonialism and Post-Conflict”, Panel at the International Postgraduate Conference Colonial Legacies, Postcolonial Contestations: Decolonizing the Social Sciences and the Humanities, Goethe University, June 2011.

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