Personal profile

1998: Research on the communal land reform in Namibia within the framework of the department of Anthropology and African Studies of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz.

2000: A field research commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit mbH (GTZ) on Poverty Alleviation by Consolidation of Property and Ownership in a Communal Area in Namibia.

2001: Magister Ethnologie (MA social anthropology) theses: "Kommunale Landreform in Namibia – Ein Beitrag zur Förderung von Kleinbauern?"

2004: Workshop on the History of the Damara at the Conference DECONTAMINATING THE NAMIBIAN’S PAST in Windhoek.

2004 - 2011: Several field researches on the local production of history of the Damaras on behalf of my doctoral dissertation.

2011: 12th International Africanists Conference, Moscow: Africa in the Changing World Development Paradigm. Lecture: The Production of History in the Tense Atmosphere of Local Memory and State Politics.

2014 (26.09.): First Basel Namibia Research Day, Lecture: The Production of History in the Tense Atmosphere of Local Memory and State Politics.

2017 Dissertation submission: "Naturally Namibian and proudly #Nu-khoen. Geschichtsproduktion der Damara in Namibia im Spannungsfeld von Tradition und staatlicher Politik"