Curriculum Vitae


University of Kassel, Germany

Habilitation, Modern and Contemporary History, February 2022; conferral of title of Senior Lecturer (Privatdozentin)

University of Göttingen, Germany

Ph.D., Modern History (summa cum laude); October 2012: defense; May 2015: conferral of title

Master of Arts, Modern History (with distinction), June 2006

Universities of Bonn and Göttingen (1999—2006)

Medieval and modern history, English language and literature, art history

List Positions

Max Weber Foundation, Head of India Branch Office (shortlisted) 10/2020

University of Maastricht, Associate Professor of European History in a Global Context (shortlisted) 04/2020

Academic Positions

ICAS:MP, Delhi

01/2022—06/2022: Senior Research Fellow

Department of Social Sciences, University of Kassel

04/2021—09/2021: Visiting Professor

10/2014—03/2021: Associate Professor (Juniorprofessorin), Global History / History of Globalization Processes

Göttingen Graduate School of Humanities

10/2013—09/2014: Research Group Leader, Research group on “Multiple Modernities”

Department of Medieval and Modern History, University of Göttingen

04/2012—09/2013: Lecturer, Modern History


Global Partnership Network, University of Kassel (since 04/2020)

Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta, Kolkata, India: Visiting Researcher (2017)

Orient Institut Beirut, Lebanon: Visiting Doctoral Research Fellow (2010)

Rice University, Houston/Texas, USA: Visiting Doctoral Research Student (2008)

Additional Training

German-Hindi one-to-one tandem sessions with Varsha Patel, M.A., doctoral student at the University of Kassel (2018)

Lecture class and individual one-to-one teaching in Urdu, Humboldt University of Berlin, (2017/18)

One-to-one speech and rhetorics training, Sprechbar, Berlin (2016)

German-Arabic one-to-one tandem sessions with Khaled al-Boushi, B.A., artist in Zossen/Brandenburg (2014—present)

Intensive classes in basic and intermediate Arabic, Landesspracheninstitut (Federal Language Center), University of Bochum (2014)

Mentoring programme for female junior scholars, Faculty of Letters, University of Göttingen, (2013/14)

Workshop “Gender awareness in teaching”, Department of Higher Education/Equality Office, University of Göttingen (2012)

University didactics training programme Hetairos, University of Göttingen (2011)

Classes Arabic I—IV, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Göttingen (2008—2014)

Arabic for Non-Arabists, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Göttingen (2008)

Arabic for Students of all Disciplines, University of Göttingen (2007/8)

Research Languages

German native speaker
English near-native command
French fluent
Latin advanced
Arabic Modern Standard Arabic: advanced (Level B2 of the European Reference Frame)
beginner’s knowledge of Lebanese dialect
Portuguese intermediate
Hindi/Urdu    beginner

Professional Memberships

Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands (VHD)

Arbeitskreis Historische Frauen– und Geschlechterforschung (AKHFG)

Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA) (lapsed)

German Studies Association (lapsed)