Curriculum Vitae

since 10/2018 Postdoctoral Researcher in the RTG 1876 “Early Concepts of Human and Nature” at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
08/2013-06/2018 Senior Postdoctoral Researcher in the project “BabMed – Babylonian Medicine” (funded by the European Research Council) at Freie Universität Berlin
01/2016-03/2016 Visiting scholar at the School of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Oxford, funded through a Wellcome Medical Humanities Small Grant
08/2011-07/2013 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College London; work on a research project “Gynaecology in the Medical Texts of Ancient Mesopotamia from the 1st Millennium BCE”, funded by a Wellcome Medical History and Humanities Fellowship
10/2010-03/2011 Teaching and Research Assistant at the Institute of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (Assyriology) at Freie Universität Berlin
08/2008-07/2010 Postdoctoral Researcher in the Excellence Cluster “TOPOI. The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations” at Freie Universität Berlin; work on a project on “Spatial Expressions in Akkadian” in the research group “Language and Text: The Conception of Spaces in Language”
04/2008-07/2008 Postdoctoral Researcher in the Excellence Cluster “Asia and Europe in a Global Context. Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows”, at the University of Heidelberg
10/2007-03/2008 Teaching and Research Assistant at the Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (Assyriology), at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
2007 PhD in Assyriology at the Georg-August Universität Göttingen (“summa cum laude”; translated: “Concepts of the Person in Ancient Mesopotamia: Notions of the Human Being in Akkadian Texts from the 2nd and 1st Millennium B.C.”)
01/2004-09/2007 PhD scholarship in the Research Training Group “Götterbilder – Gottesbilder – Weltbilder” (“Images of the Divine, of God and the Cosmos” – Polytheism and Monotheism in Antiquity”) at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
2003 Thesis in Assyriology and Social Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin (translated: “The Ghost (eṭemmu) and Notions of the Dead in Ancient Mesopotamian Texts”)
1997-2004 MA studies at Freie Universität Berlin, in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and History (Assyriology), Social Anthropology and Religious Studies