Short CV/Education and training

  • 2014
    Assistant lecturer at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and at the University of Vienna, Austria, Heisenberg Fellowship to the Department of European Ethnology at Humboldt University Berlin

  • 2011
    Acting C4 professor of cultural anthropology / European ethnology at the University of Göttingen

  • 2009
    Research associate affiliated with the research project "Lower Saxony from below. Everyday political culture in Lower Saxony (1946-1976)", with funding from the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg (MWK), Department of Cultural Anthropology / European Ethnology at the University of Göttingen

  • 2006
    Research associate affiliated with the research association "Folkloric knowledge and social knowledge transfer" (Humboldt University Berlin) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), Göttingen subproject in the Department of Cultural Anthropology / European Ethnology at the University of Göttingen

  • 2005
    Research fellow at the University of Göttingen and assistant lecturer at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and the University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1997
    Completed my studies in European ethnology and mediaeval and modern history at the University of Göttingen and the University of Tübingen, Germany, after which I was active as the business manager for the State Conference of Lower Saxony University Women’s Representatives (LNHF), was head of the business office for the 12th Congress of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research, worked on the Enzyklopädie des Märchens (The Encyclopaedia of Fairy Tales), housed at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and also worked as a research associate at the Department of Cultural Anthropology / European Ethnology (previously the Department of Folklore Studies), University of Göttingen

Selected publications

  • Demokratie erschreiben. Bürgerbriefe und Petitionen als Medien der politischen Kultur (1950-1974). Frankfurt a. M. 2013.

  • Marktkultur in der Frühen Neuzeit. Wirtschaft, Macht und Unterhaltung auf einem städtischen Jahr- und Viehmarkt. Cologne/Vienna/Weimar 2006.

  • Ein Dorf in Unruhe. Waake im 18. Jahrhundert. Bielefeld 1999 (Hannoversche Schriften zur Regional- und Lokalgeschichte 13).



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Green cities ─ Urban natures? Or: How human beings with bees negotiate cities (current research project within the framework of the Heisenberg Fellowship granted by the German Research Foundation)

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