Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).
I have studied Political Science, German Literature and Latin American Studies at the University of Hamburg. Sharing a strong interest in processes of migration and re-bordering my master thesis has focused on the externalisation of migration and border controls beyond the geopoliitcal borders of the EU. In my recent work, I have criticised the role of UNHCR in the attempts to control and regulate migration. I am a member of the Network for Critical Border- and Migration Regime Analysis (kritnet). Since October 2010 I am PhD-candidate at the POLIS department of the Open University. My dissertation project inestigates the introduction of biometric visas in the consular posts of the EU's member states from the perspective of mobility.