is a Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Executive Director of the Center for Conflict Studies at the Philipps University Marburg. Prior that this she held positions at the Frei University Berlin, the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and King’s College London.
Her PhD she received from the London Scholl of Economics in 2002, from 2015-6 she was a Senior Fellow at the Käter Hamburger Kolleg for Global Cooperation Research and she has been acting as the Deputy Chairperson of the German Foundation for Peace Research since 2016.
Her main interests lie in (transitional) justice, memory, gender, space and post-colonialism. She has published widely on these issues, including the co-edited volumes Memorials in Times of Transition, Transitional Justice Theories, Gender in Transitional Justice, Women – Violence – Refugees, Perpetrators and Perpetration of Mass Violence, as well as Spatializing Peace and Conflict. She has also co-edited the Forum section of the Zeitschrift für Konfliktforschung (ZefKo) on post-colonialism and conflict studies.