Originally from Germany, I worked for more than a decade as a member of the professional staff at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) in Hamburg, before I moved to Canada in 2011. My interest in the history of educational ideas in UNESCO, which constitutes the topic of my book, derived from the tensions between UNESCO's humanistic educational discourse and the reality of results-based management that I observed during my time at UIL. From 2011 to 2016 I pursued doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia, under the supervision of Kjell Rubenson and André Elias Mazawi. From 2017 to 2018 I held a postdoctoral position at the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research at the University of Alberta. Since 2019 I am a Lecturer in Education and Society at King's College, London, UK.

2016 PhD, University of British Columbia
1992 MA, Free University of Berlin
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
History of educational ideas, policies and practices
Global governance in education
Personal Interests
Movies and politics