Curriculum Vitae

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy (Sinology): 2013, University of Heidelberg

Thesis: Creating a Favorable International Public Opinion Environment: External Propaganda (Duiwai Xuanchuan) as a Global Concept with Chinese Characteristics”

Master of Arts (Regional Studies East Asia): 2009, Columbia University

Thesis: “Creating a Favorable World Public Opinion: Changes in Chinese Online Propaganda Targeted at Foreigners, 1999-2009” (Download as PDF)

Bachelor of Arts (East Asian Studies): 2007, University of Heidelberg

Thesis: “Hua da chao – An Analysis of the Play Women Beat up the Emperor and its Interpretation over the Course of Time” (Download as PDF)

Employment

Since 2016: Research associate at the Mercator Institute for China Studies, Berlin

2014-2015: Postdoctoral researcher at the Cheng Shewo Institute for Chinese Journalism, Shih Hsin University, Taipei

2013-2014:  An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

Employment (part time)

07/2009-12/2012: Research assistant, Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, University of Heidelberg

09/2007-07/2008: Chinese Teacher for grades 1-4, International Comprehensive School Heidelberg

05/2007-11/2007: Assistant librarian, Department of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg

 Selected Fellowships and Awards

2013-2014: An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

2009-2012: Full doctoral scholarship awarded by the research project “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation)

2008-2009: Fulbright scholarship for graduate studies at Columbia University in the City of New York

2007-2009: Scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

2004-2005: Scholarship awarded by the Department of Chinese Studies at the University of Heidelberg for language training at Beijing Foreign Studies University (北京外国语大学)

Other Activities

2007 – 2013: Active member of a teaching project designed to integrate the study of China and the Chinese language in curricula at primary and secondary schools in the Heidelberg area, organized by the Alumni Network of the Department of Chinese Studies at the University of Heidelberg

2008 – 2009: Editor of the Journal of the Asia Pacific Affairs Council at Columbia University (Fall 2008 edition, Spring 2009 edition)

2007 – 2008: Chair of the Alumni Network of the Department of Chinese Studies at the University of Heidelberg

2006 – 2008: Member of the Student Board (Fachschaft) of the Department of Chinese Studies at the University of Heidelberg

2006 – 2008: Mentor for international students at the student dormitory “International House” of the University of Heidelberg

2006 – 2007: Treasurer of the Alumni Network of the Department of Chinese Studies at the University of Heidelberg