Personal profile


I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Global Development at the University of East Anglia and the University of Copenhagen. In my research, I am investigating the role environmental changes and crises play in translocal social networks among seasonal migrants in Ghana. This thematically ties into previous research I conducted in the course of my master's thesis. As part of the MiTra|WA (Migration and Translocality in West Africa) research project, I studied translocally organised social security networks amongst female migrants in Accra, Ghana. In order to do so I conducted qualitative ethnographic fieldwork for a total of three months, mostly in Accra. 

I recently graduated from the University of Passau and hold a Master of Art in Development Studies with a focus on Sustainability. In my bachelor's degree, I studied political science (major) and ethnology (minor) at the University of Freiburg. Further, I spent a semester abroad at the University of Thessaloniki as part of the ERASMUS+ program. 

Key Research Interests

  • Migration 
    • Female (Labour) Migration, Temporary/ Seasonal Migration
  • Social Security Networks 
    • Translocal network relations and informal social safety nets 
  • Climate/ environmental change-gender-migration-nexus

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, University of Passau

19 Oct 202030 Sep 2023

Award Date: 17 May 2023

Bachelor of Arts, University of Freiburg

16 Oct 201631 Mar 2020

Award Date: 31 Mar 2020

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

27 Sep 20187 Mar 2019

Award Date: 7 Mar 2019


  • African Studies
  • West Africa
  • Ghana
  • Gender & Development
  • Migration Studies
  • Migrant Networks
  • Female Migration
  • Seasonal Migration
  • Human ecology / Anthropogeography