Main research areas
- Conflict transformation and peacebuilding
- Resistance Studies
- Identity politics and politics of memory
- Israeli-Palestinian conflict
In my PhD project, I will look into agonistic peacebuilding theory as a way to transform violent conflicts into non-violent forms of social struggle and change. My research focuses on the connection between ontological (in)security and processes of identification to recognise spoilers of peace and to develop sustainable peace building approaches according to the distinct needs of the groups to conflict. It contributes to the project “Pushing the boundaries of peace research - reconceptualizing and measuring agonistic peace” (PUSHPEACE), funded by Riksbanken Jubileumsfond 2019-2023.
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I hold a master degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Marburg. Prior to this, I received a master in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Free University Amsterdam (VU) and a bachelor degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Vienna.