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Education and academic positions

10/2019-present
Assistant Professor of Palaeolithic Archaeology, School of Culture and Society, Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark

10/2019-09/2023
Fellow of the Post-Doctoral Network “Junges ZiF” (Young ZiF) at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Germany

03-09/2019
Post-Doctoral Researcher, CRC 806 "Our Way to Europe", Project B1, University of Cologne, Germany

03/2019
Doctorate (PhD), Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, The Netherlands

01/2018-02/2019
Visiting Scholar, Southern University of Technology and Science, Shenzhen (China)

01/2015-07/2018
Ph.D. Researcher, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, Human Origins

01-12/2014
Research Assistant and Assistant Lecturer, Institute for Prehistory, University of Cologne

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

12/2013
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Cologne (distinguished)

07/2012-12/2013
Student Assistant, CRC 806 „Our Way to Europe“, University of Cologne/ NESPOS, Neanderthal-Museum Mettmann

07/2011
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Prehistoric Archaeology (major) and Philosophy (minor), University of Tübingen (distinguished)

10/2010-06/2011
Interdisciplinary Studienkolleg, Forum Scientiarum, University of Tübingen (Working Group: “Religiosity Reconsidered: Evolution and Complexity Theory”)

2007-2008
Civil Service, Marienhospital Stuttgart

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

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

09/2016-09/2017

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