I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Government at the University of Bergen and I am affiliated with the German Institute of Global and Area Studies. I hold a PhD in Political Science from the University of Hamburg and a MPhil in Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford.
In my research, I am interested in how social and political values and experiences influence the behaviour of individuals and especially state and rebel leaders in fragile and conflict-affected countries and regions, particularly in Latin America. Most importantly, I am currently working in the ERC-funded research project on the micro-level effects of civil wars on women's empowerment.
2022. Dear White German Academia: What is Your Role in African Knowledge Production?, Africa Spectrum 57 (1): 72-82 [with L. Iroulo].
2022. Queen Mothers: Women in Leadership in Sub-Saharan Africa, GIGA Focus Number 5 [with J. Köbrich].
2020. Political leadership for peace processes: Juan Manuel Santos – Between hawk and dove, Leadership 17 (1): 99-117.