I studied German Studies at the joint Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in the USA, Cultural History and Theory, as well as Spanish Philology at the Humboldt-University in Berlin and Anthropology, Sociology and Jewellery Design at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

For my Master’s thesis in German Studies, I did a close-reading of Walter Benjamin’s metaphors on childhood reading and collecting. In my Master’s thesis in Cultural History, I combined classic art history with current approaches in German media studies to examine ideal body images in the form of historical tattoo imagery. For my Bachelor’s thesis, I applied Roland Barthes’ theory on everyday “mythologies” to the iconic advertising legend “Nivea”.

Research and Study Focus: myth and media theory, art and cultural history, literature and linguistics, aesthetics and poetics, material culture and visual studies, museology and cultural management

Academic Highlights:

  • Master’s in German Studies
  • Master’s in Cultural History and Theory
  • Bachelor’s in Cultural History and Theory and Spanish Philology

Overview: Academic Education

  • Master of Arts at the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies | Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, 2016 – 2018
  • Master of Arts in Cultural History and Theory | Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, 2012 – 2015
  • Research and Teaching Assistant at the Institute for Cultural History and Theory | Humboldt University of Berlin, 2010 – 2016 | Institut für Kulturwissenschaft
  • Volunteer work with the WWF | survey on the Millenium Development Goals | Wamena, Papua, Indonesia, 2013
  • Internship in the Cultural Program of the Goethe Institute |Jakarta, Indonesia |à Praktikumsnachweis, 2012 – 2013
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural History and Theory & Spanish Philology | Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, 2008 – 2012 | Interview Bachelor’s Thesis
  • Internship at the Art Gallery “Tanja Wagner” | Berlin, 2008 – 2012 | Praktikumsnachweis
  • Volunteer work at the Aboriginal Art Center “Warlukurlangu” | Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia, 2010
  • Student Exchange Semester | University of New South Wales | Sydney, Australia, 2010 | Transcript
  • Student Assistant at the German Parliament | Commitee of Education and Research | Berlin, 2008 – 2009 | Praktikumsnachweis
  • Intercultural Exchange Year | Rotary International | Universidad Internacional Bachillerato Uninter | Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, 2005 – 2006 |Transcript UNAM
  • High School at the “Neues Gymnasium Oldenburg” | European baccalaureate for University admission | Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, 2001 – 2005 |Transcript/Abiturzeugnis


  • Collective Writing | article about “jewellery, shame and disgrace” | “Schmuck, Scham und Schande”| editors: Viola Nordsieck, Timo Klattenhoff, Johanna Montanari | publication planned for 2020 | Wie es ist, eine Schneeflocke zu sein

  • Dwelling in Things and Words. |Wohnen in Dingen und Worten. Sammeln und Lesen bei Walther Benjamin. | Master Thesis | Committee Members: Aleksandra Prica, Richard Langston, Henry Pickford, Frederic Jameson | Duke University, 2018.

  • Interview with the Swiss Magazine Annabelle about Human Remains Jewellery |Interview Human Remains Jewellery | Facebook Human Ivory| upload full interview, 2018.
  • Transculturality in the Museum | Transkulturalität im ethnologischen Museum. Corinna Egdorf, Ute Thomas and Raúl Acosta | editors: Hans Vorländer/Felicitas von Mallinckrodt: Beiträge zur Henry Arnhold Dresden Summer School, Dresden, Transkulturalität im ethnologischen Museum, 2017.
  • Keynote on “The Tattooing Motif of the ‘South Seas Belle’: An iconological and cultural-technical interpretation of the tattoo imagery of Christian Warlich (1890-1964)” at the Grassi-Museum Leipzig, Germany | Facebook Event Grassi Museum | Newspaper Article Grassi Museum | Keynote Prezi Keynote Prezi, 2017. 

  • Bass Connections Project | Questionnaire among artists and gallerists within the and Arts & Markets Seminar with Professor Hans Miegroet |Bass Connections Project, 2017.

  • Mention | Geoghegan, B. D. (2016). Mind the Gap: Spiritualism and the Infrastructural Uncanny. CRITICAL INQUIRY, 42(4), 899-922. [mentioned my help on p. 899 in Mind the Gap], 2016.

  • Kulturwelle |Radio Moderation & Editing | Academic History of the Kulturwissenschaft | Kulturwelle, 2015.

  • The Tattooing Motif of the ‘South Seas Belle’: An iconological and cultural-technical interpretation of the tattoo imagery of Christian Warlich (1890-1964) |Das Tätowiermotiv der ‚Südseeschönheit’. | Masterarbeit zur Erlangung des akademischen Grades Master of Arts im Studienfach Kulturwissenschaft, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2015.

  • Glamour Interview | Crowdfunding, Fair Trade, Urban Nomades | Felt and Leather Jewellery and Cases | Interview Glamour Project Kancha, 2014

  • Exhibition Catalogue “Jewellery. Skin. Fashion.Material and Myth.” | Pergamon Palais, Berlin | Exhibition Catalogue |Interview Exhibition Opening CouchFM, 2014.

  • The advertising Myth of Nivea. | Mythos Nivea. Vergleich von Werbeanzeigen der Marke Nivea nach der Mythentheorie Roland Barthes. Bachelorarbeit zur Erlangung des akademischen Grades Bachelor of Arts im Fach Kulturwissenschaft, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2012.

  • Goethe-Institut ChopShots Film Festival | Tasks: Editing, Fringe Events, Jury Hospitality|Goethe Chop Shots Festival (Video featured 4:03 min) | Festival Catalogue, 2012.

  • The Southeast Asia Movie Theater Project | Co-curation of the photographic exhibition | Photographic Exhibition, 2012.

  • The myth of the brand Nivea and the pop icon Rihanna | Leipzig & Berlin | Interview, 2012.

  • Interview | Nordwest Zeitung | Newspaper Article, 2007.


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