Associated Doctoral Researcher
I started to work as a research associate in the CLICCS B3 project "Conflict and Cooperation at the Climate Security Nexus" in July 2020, an interdisciplinary research project of Political Science, Criminology and Geography. My doctoral project, embedded in the climate-security nexus, seeks to explore affective and prefigurative collective practices in turbulent urban settings in the wake of multiple and complex crisis. Drawing from critical urban theories, feminist theories as well as postcolonial and decolonial theory, I am especially interested in understanding dynamics of radical reimagination, subjectivation and alternative space building. Prior to joining CLICCS, I worked at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) and the Berghof Foundation. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Business Psychology from Leuphana University and a master’s degree in Political Science from University of Hamburg.
Starting from the assumption that crisis catalyze affective reactions as well as transformative and practices, my research zooms into urban sites of resistance and prefiguration in response to institutional failures and shortcomings. In particular, my research interests lies with community and activist dynamics unfolding and re-forming at the intersection of climate justice and racial justice. Including qualitative interview methods as well as ethnographic fieldwork, I look at multifaceted forms of both protest against existing structures and underlying racist, capitalist and colonial principles and emerging visions and practices of creating alternatives based on intersectional solidarity. Against this backdrop of complex crisis and transformational momentum, I am interested in reconstructing individual and collective experiences and articulations of urban insecurity, and, subsequently, in exploring the various ideas and processes of mutual aid, mobilization and self-organization. Hereby, I aim to foster a deeper research into the convergences of justice, abolition and security when researching social dimensions of the climate crisis and to contribute to a more nuanced understanding of security within the research field of climate and security.
2020 “Critical substantive issues at the nexus of peacemaking and constitution-building" (PDF), Berghof Foundation Occasional Paper (with Abbas, Sara and Véronique Dudouet)
2019 “Über Markus Patberg, Usurpation und Autorisierung. Konstituierende Gewalt im globalen Zeitalter (2018)“, Politik100x100