since Oct 2015: Associate lecturer at the Seminar of East Asian Studies (OAS), Free University Berlin
since April 2014: Research Associate at the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood", research project B13 "Adaptation and Legitimation as Factors of Effective Governance in China, 1949-1957"
2012: Associate research assistant, Department of Sociology, Hamburg University, “Network Participation of Multiple Discriminated People” (research funded by the European Social Fund (ESF)
2003 - 2012: M.A. China Studies, Sociology and Gender Studies; Thesis: “China’s ‘Ants’: Low-Income University Graduates in the Peoples’ Republic of China. Lian Si and the Current Debate on Education, Labor and the Housing Market Full scholarship received from Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation, Germany
2008-2009: Peoples' University, Beijing, China; One-year full-time language program (advanced level)
2007-2008: Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China; One-year full-time language program (intermediate level)
political campaigns in the Peoples' Republic of China (PRC) since 1949