Employment

02/2014-10/2016
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Postdoctoral Fellow, Graduate School 'Distant Worlds'

09/2012-12/2013
Institute of East Asian Art History, Heidelberg University
Assistant Professor Chinese Archaeology

04/2011-08/2012
The British Museum, London
Project Curator Stein Collection Database

 

Education

10/2006-02/2011
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
PhD in Chinese Archaeology, passed magna cum laude (1.0)

10/2005-06/2006
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Magister Artium in Sinology, Chinese Art and Archaeology, European Prehistory, passed with distinction

10/1999-09/2005
Study of Sinology, Chinese Art and Archaeology, European Prehistory
in Heidelberg, Munich, Shanghai and Paris

08/1995-07/1996
Hvitfeldtska gymnasiet Göteborg, Sweden
Exchange year with Youth for Understanding (YFU)(chosen by assessment)

09/1990-06/1998
Immanuel-Kant-Gymnasium Pirmasens, Germany
General qualification for university entrance (Abitur)

 

Additional Qualifications

11/2015
Certificate 'Selbst-, Führungs- und Lehrkompetenz', LMU Munich, Germany
Advanced courses on topics such as project management, team leading, excellence in research and teaching etc. (40 hours)

01/2014
Baden-Württemberg-Zertifikat für Hochschuldidaktik, Heidelberg University
Courses on various aspects of teaching, such as knowledge of didactics, alternative methods for teaching and learning, structuring and conducting exams. Topic of final thesis: Aktivierende Methoden für den 'Chinese Learner'. (150 hours)

 

Theses Supervised

06/2014-09/2014
Ariane Sauer: 'Der heutige Dschingis Khan-Kult der Mongolei im Spiegel des Comics von OTGO, des mongolischen Künstlers Otgonbayar Ershuu' (M.A. thesis; second supervisor)

 

Academic Visits

02/2017-04/2017
Department of History, Peking University (PKU) Beijing:
Visiting Research Fellow

02/2015-04/2015
Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) Beijing:
Visiting Research Fellow

01/2009
University of Pittsburgh: Research Stay (2 weeks)

12/2008
State Hermitage Saint Petersburg: Research Stay (1 week)

07/2005-09/2005
Yunnan Provincial Museum, Kunming and National Museum of Vietnamese History, Hanoi: Research stay (2 months)

 

Fellowships and Grants

02/2017-04/2017 (PKU)
China Academic Network (LMU of Munich/DAAD) and Peking University
Full scholarship to support stay as visiting research fellow

11/2016
China Academic Network (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich/DAAD)
Travel grant for participation in the 2nd Scientific Forum, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, PRC

11/2016-01/2017
Graduate School Distant Worlds
Research scholarship

06/2016
China Academic Network (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich/DAAD)
Travel grant to support participation in an archaeological survey in Xinjiang, PRC

07/2015-08/2015
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Travel grant to support excavation participation in Xinjiang, PRC

09/2013
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Oskar-Karl-Forster Scholarship, contribution to printing costs

11/2012-present
Heidelberg University
Associated member of the Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context'

11/2012-01/2014
Heidelberg University
Member of the interdisciplinary research group 'Arts and the Transcultural: Concepts, Histories and Practices'

10/2012
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz/Max-Planck-Institut
Research fellowship (3 years) in the program 'Connecting Art Histories in the Museum. The Mediterranean and Asia' (declined)

07/2012
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Postdoctoral fellowship (3 years), Graduate School 'Formen von Prestige in Kulturen des Altertums' (declined)

01/2009
Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG), Karlsruhe
Travel grant for independent research at the University of Pittsburgh

12/2008
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Travel grant for research at the State Hermitage, Saint Petersburg

10/2008
Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG), Karlsruhe
Travel grant for conference participation in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

10/2007-02/2011
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Mentee in the LMU Mentoring Program 'LMUexcellent' to support the academic career of women

10/2006-10/2009
Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) Karlsruhe
Research fellow and scholarship holder in the postgraduate program 'Image. Body. Medium. Towards An Anthropological Perspective'

10/2006-10/2008
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Associated member of graduate school 'Formen von Prestige in Kulturen des Altertums'

07/2005-09/2005
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Full scholarship to do research in Kunming, PRC and Hanoi, Viet Nam

10/2003-06/2004
Erasmus Programme (EU)
Erasmus grant to study Sinology at L'université Paris-VII, Paris, France

 

Professional Experience and Archaeological Fieldwork

09/2016
Archaeological Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Archaeological excavation in Xinjiang/PR China

07/2015-08/2015
Archaeological Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Archaeological excavation in Xinjiang/PR China

03/2015-present
Chinese Archaeology (De Gruyter)
Translator for the official English translation of the Chinese archaeology journal Kaogu

11/2014-present
Chinese Cultural Relics (East View Press)
Translator for the official English version of the Chinese archaeology journal Wenwu

08/2014
Institute of Prehistory, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Archaeological excavation of a Bronze Age burial mount at Ilmendorf

10/2004-07/2005
Institute of Prehistory, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Student assistant

09/2004-10/2004
German Archaeological Institute (DAI)
Archaeological excavation of the Roman fort in Qreiye, SyrianArabian Republic

07/2003-09/2003
German Archaeological Institute (DAI)
Participation in the German-Mongolian-Karakorum-Expedition, excavation of the 'Palastbezirk' at Karakorum

10/2002-01/2003
Archbau Archäologieservices
Excavation of the medieval market square 'Jakobsplatz' in the centre of Munich

 

Professional Affiliations

 

Languages

Modern: German (native speaker), English (fluent), Swedish (fluent), Mandarin (fluent spoken, advanced written), French (advanced)

Ancient: Latin, Greek, Classical Chinese