Since 2008 Editor at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)

2005–2007 Editorial work for the publishing house Propyläen, Berlin

2002–2004 Junior editor at the magazine "Literaturen", Berlin

2001 Freelance journalist, esp. for the "Berliner Zeitung"

1999–2000 Editor trainee at the publishing house S. Fischer, Frankfurt a.M.

1993–1998 M.A. studies in Modern and Contemporary History (major), Medieval History, and Philosophy in Düsseldorf, Freiburg i.Br., and Jerusalem


Ph.D. project:

Since 2011 Doctoral candidate at the Philipps University of Marburg and the University of Haifa (Israel)

August/September 2015 Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellowship at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), Washington, D.C.

2013/2014 Research Fellow at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz

2011/2012 Manfred Lahnstein Fellow at the Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society / University of Haifa

External Publications (selection):

Hubert Leber

Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, His Policy toward Israel, and the German Responsibility for the Jewish People

in: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), December 2015 (online)

SWP Comments

Sinem Adar
Repatriation to Turkey’s “Safe Zone” in Northeast Syria

Ankara’s Goals and European Concerns

Emanuele Caggiano, Paweł Tokarski
PD and M5S: The Italian Alliance of Convenience

The Power of the Status Quo in a Challenging Economic Context

SWP Research Papers

Claudia Zilla
Evangelicals and Politics in Brazil

The Relevance of Religious Change in Latin America

Franziska Smolnik
Cooperation, Trust, Security?

The Potential and Limits of the OSCE’s Economic and Environmental Dimension