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Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)
Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)
Bochumer Fenster, 4th floor
Massenbergstraße 9 B
44787 Bochum
Germany

(on parental leave)

 
 
NATIONALITY
German
 
RESEARCH FOCUS
PhD project: ‘Global Norms and Local Interactions in Post-Conflict Societies: A Case Study on Transitional Justice in Cambodia’ (working title)
(supervisor: Prof. Dr. Uwe Andersen)
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Gender in Humanitarian Action
International Norms in Global Governance
Transitional Justice
 
EDUCATION
Since 10/2012

02/2012

09/2007
09/2005–02/2006
09/2003–07/2004
04/2002
09/1999–08/2000
  PhD student at the Faculty of Social Science/Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)
(M.A. thesis: ‘Normative Dynamics in the Multilevel International System: Europe and the Responsibility to Protect’)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Cultural Studies, Viadrina European University, Frankfurt (Oder) (Germany)
Universidad de Granada (Erasmus scholarship) (Spain)
Studies in Social Science, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany)
A levels (‘Abitur’), Ruhrtal-Gymnasium, Schwerte (Germany)
Sparta High School, Wisconsin (USA)
 
AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
Since 07/2014


07/2014–08/2014

10/2013

09/2013


05/2013

10/2005–02/2006
  Grant by RUB Research School PLUS, International Realization Budget (€7,500):
- Field Research in Phnom Penh (Cambodia), 5–21 April 2015
- Participation in International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, New Orleans (USA), 18–21 February 2015
Travel grant by RUB Research School PLUS, Summer School on International Criminal Law and Human Rights Law, Phnom Penh (Cambodia), 21 July – 3 August 2014
Conference grant by RUB Research School PLUS, Third World Conference on Humanitarian Studies ‘The Human Security: Humanitarian Perspectives and Responses’, Istanbul (Turkey), 24–27 October 2013
Conference grant by RUB Research School PLUS, Second Annual International Association for Peace and Conflict Studies Conference (IAPCS) on ‘Peace and Power’, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), Manchester (UK), 12–13 September 2013
Conference grant by RUB Research School PLUS, International Conference on Gender and Migration ‘Critical Issues and Policy Implications’, Istanbul (Turkey), 11–13 May 2013
Erasmus scholarship, Viadrina European University, Frankfurt (Oder) (Germany), University of Granada (Spain)
 
CONFERENCES & PANELS
02/2015

09/2014

01/2014

10/2013


09/2013


05/2013


  Paper presentation (with Charlotte Lülf) ‘Expanding Protection for People Fleeing Armed Conflict – Gender in Refugee Law’ at International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, New Orleans (USA), 18–21 February 2015
Paper presentation NOHA Intensive Programme ‘Gender & Humanitarian Action’ at NOHA Intensive Programme, University of Warsaw (Poland), 6–12 September 2014
Presentation of PhD project ‘Global Norms and Local Negotiations in Post-Conflict Societies: A Case Study on Gender in Peacebuilding’ at PhD-Colloquium organized by Prof. Dr. Antje Wiener, University of Hamburg (Germany), 31 January 2014
Panel organization ‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to Gender in Humanitarian Crisis’ and paper presentation (with Dr. Kerstin Rosenow-Williams) ‘A Gendered Human Security Approach in Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration’ at Third World Conference on Humanitarian Studies ‘The Human Security: Humanitarian Perspectives and Responses’, Istanbul (Turkey), 24–27 October 2013
Participation in conference ‘Creating Junctions for Power and Agency in Constructivist Norm Theory’, Association for Peace and Conflict Studies Conference (IAPCS) on ‘Peace and Power’, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), University of Manchester (UK), 12–13 September 2013
Paper presentation (with Dr. Kerstin Rosenow-Williams) ‘A Gendered Human Security Approach to Forced Migration’ at International Conference on Gender and Migration: Critical Issues and Policy Implications, Department of Sociology at Marmara University, Istanbul (Turkey), 11–13 May 2013
 
UNIVERSITY ADMIN & OTHER ENGAGEMENT
Since 02/2015
06/2012–11/2014
01/2013–01/2014 
  Administrative manager of IFHV
Representative of IFHV research associates & member in IFHV board of directors
NOHA Bochum academic coordinator
 
PUBLICATIONS
2015 (forthcoming)

2015 (forthcoming)
2014

2014


2014


2013

2013

2012

2012

2011


  Article (with Kerstin Rosenow-Williams): ‘A Gendered Human Security Perspective on Humanitarian Action in IDP and Refugee Protection’, in: Refugee Survey Quarterly 34(3)
Article (with Kerstin Rosenow-Williams): ‘Gendered Environmental Security in IDP and Refugee Camps’, in: Peace Review
Conference report (with Alexander Schwarz): ‘Report of the Summer School on International Criminal Law and Human Rights Law, 21 July – 3 August 2014 in Phnom Penh’, in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 27(4), pp. 194–196
Bofax (with Alexander Schwarz): ‘Justice Finally Delivered: Führer der Roten Khmer, Nuon Chea und Khieu Samphan, wegen Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit verurteilt’ [Leader of the Khmer Rouge, Nuon Chea and Khieh Samphan Convicted for Crimes against Humanity], No. 456D, 11 August 2014
Conference report (with Charlotte Lülf): ‘Global Cooperation in Transitional Justice. Ambiguities, Paradoxes and Possibilities, Käte Homburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, 2–3 April 2014’, in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 27(3), pp. 148–150
Book chapter: ‘Humanitäre Hilfe – für wen?’ [Humanitarian Aid – for whom?], in: Dennis Dijkzeul and Jürgen Lieser (eds.), Handbuch Humanitäre Hilfe [Handbook Humanitarian Aid], Springer Verlag, pp. 157–170
Conference report: ‘Frauenrechte in Verfassung und Gesetzgebung nach bewaffneten Konflikten’ [Women’s Rights in Constitution and Legislation after Armed Conflicts], in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 26(1), pp. 44–48
Article (with Elise Kopper): ‘Gegen die Opferrolle’ [Against Victimhood], in: ADLAS Magazin für Außen und Sicherheitspolitik 6(3), pp. 11–16, available: http://adlasmagazin.wordpress.com/tag/bundeswehr/ (accessed 30 April 2013)
Conference report (with Kerstin Rosenow-Williams and Zeynep Sezgin): ‘First Humanitarian Congress in Vienna, 21 October 2011, Vienna’, in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 25(1), pp. 44–45
Conference report (with Mareike Meis): ‘Erster Münsterscher Kongress zur Humanitären Hilfe: Internationale Soforthilfe – eine Gratwanderung, am 20. Mai 2011 in Münster’ [First Humanitarian Congress in Münster: International Emergency Aid – A Delicate Balance, 20 May 2011, Münster], in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 24(4), pp. 237–239
 
LANGUAGE SKILLS
German (mother tongue)
English (fluent)
Spanish (intermediate)
French (beginner)