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Education and positions

2018-2019
Visiting Scholar, Southern University of Technology and Science, Shenzhen (China)

2015-2018
Ph.D. Researcher, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, Human Origins

2014
Research Assistant and Assistant Lecturer, Institute for Prehistory, University of Cologne

2014
Student Assistant, Palaeolithic Research Unit (FAST), Institute for Prehistory, University of Cologne

2013
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Cologne (distinguished)

2012-2013
Student Assistant, CRC 806 „Our Way to Europe“, University of Cologne/ NESPOS, Neanderthal-Museum Mettmann

2011
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Prehistoric Archaeology (major) and Philosophy (minor), University of Tübingen (distinguished)

2007-2008
Civil Service, Marienhospital Stuttgart

2007
High-school diploma, Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium Sillenbuch

Selected fieldwork

2013-2015
Wadi Sabra, Petra, Southern Jordan (Middle and Upper Palaeolithic open air sites)

2013-2014
Bad-Kösen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (Magdalenian open air site)

2012
Breitenbach, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (Late Aurignacian open air site)

2011-2013
Dosariyah, Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia (Arabian Middle Neolithic midden site)

2010
Germolles (Grottes de la Verpillière I & II), Burgundy, France (Middle-to-Upper Palaeolithic cave site)

2010
Schöningen, Lower Saxony, Germany (Lower Palaeolithic open air site)

Scholarships, fellowships and awards

2016
EAA Student award for the best paper presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Vilnius

2015-2017
Ph.D. grant of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

2010-2013
Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

2011
Awardee “Curriculum Evolutionsbiologie“ of the Volkswagenstiftung and the EvE-Forum, University of Tübingen for contributions in interdisciplinary evolutionary theory [B.A. dissertation]

Professional Memberships

European Society for the Study of Human Evolution (ESHE)

European Association of Archaeologists (EAA)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ur- und Frühgeschichte e.V. (DGUF)

Hugo Obermaier Society for the Study of the Ice Age and Stone Age e.V.

Prähistorische Gesellschaft Köln e.V. (PräGes)

Gesellschaft für Urgeschichte Blaubeuren (GfU)

Other scholarly activities

Since 9/2016

Editorial Board Member of the Online Journal Inter-Section: Innovative Approaches by Junior Archaeological Researchers (Inter-Section)