Since 2013 content-related coordination and implementation of the courses within the long-term project “DIES ProGRANT Proposal Writing for Research Grants” for (younger) researchers in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. ProGRANT is part of the “Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies” (DIES) program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK). The courses are organized by the International Office of the University of Cologne (http://international.uni-koeln.de/6842.html).
Similar courses for – amongst others – the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Amman, Jordan and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Lusaka, Zambia.
2009-2014 individual consulting on behalf of the Quality Management, Faculty of Arts and Humanities (University of Cologne). Topic: Acquisition of funds for scientific research projects. Target groups: professors and mid-level faculty members (habilitated researchers and postdocs).
2007-2014 seminars on behalf of the Quality Management, Faculty of Arts and Humanities (University of Cologne). Topic: Acquisition of funds for scientific research projects. Target groups: professors and mid-level faculty members (habilitated researchers and postdocs).
Similar seminars for other institutions of Cologne University.
Since 2003 research consultant and co-founder of proWiss Consulting Services for Researchers in Cologne.
Since 2000: Assistant Professor (Institute for African Studies, University of Cologne).
1980-1985 studied African Languages and Cultures, Social Anthropology and Political Sciences at the University of Cologne. M.A. in 1985. Ph.D. in 1992 (funded by a Ph.D. scholarship of the University of Cologne), habilitation in 2000 (venia legendi for African languages and cultures, University of Cologne), funded by a habilitation scholarship of the DFG.
1986-1988 research assistant Institute for African Studies, Cologne University.
Since 1986 teaching experience, supervision of doctoral theses since 2000. Examiner for African Studies, external examiner for Egyptology, Social Anthropology and Political Sciences. Supervision of German students of African Studies in Poland (on behalf of Cologne University) and in Tanzania (on behalf of the DAAD). Extensive field research work in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
1992-1993: Planning and Coordination Assistant for the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre 389 “Arid Climate Adaptation and Cultural Innovation in Africa” at Cologne University. Responsible for coordinating the interdisciplinary research activities of the projects and for establishing external relations with other centres and projects.
2000-2003 research assistant CRC 389.