Academic Vita

Born and raised in the laid back northern Black Forest, I was confronted with global contradictions and distortions during several stays abroad (Central and South America, West Africa, Southern Europe). The desire to understand and change them led me to study economics.

Since then I have experienced economic thought and action as a fundamental problem at the roots of many contemporary crises – but at the same time as a promising field for social transformation. Dealing productively with this ambivalence in the form of publications, institution building and public appearances characterises my academic work.


Born:                             7th of June 1988 in Bühl (Baden)

Nationality:                German

Pronouns:                   he/him

Foible:                          Identity construction by categories 😉

Academic occupations

10/2022 – now: Postdoctoral researcher at the Chair for Science Studies and Innovation Research at the University of Hamburg (Department of Socioeconomics)

01/2019 – 09/2022: Research assistant at the Institute of Economics at Cusanus University for Social Transformation.

01/2017 – 12/2018: Project-based research assistant at the Institute of Economics at Cusanus University (Research project: “How do future economists think? A quantitative-qualitative survey of economics students”).

05/2015 – 12/2016: Student assistant at the Institute of Economics at Cusanus University.

07/2013 – 04/2015: Student assistant at the Kues Academy for European Intellectual History.

Scholarships and Prizes

2023: Admission as Young Academy Fellow to the Academy of Sciences in Hamburg

2022: ASEER Prize 2022 for my dissertation

2022: Laura Bassi Scholarship

2019-2022: Doctoral scholarship at the Hans-Böckler Foundation.

10/2011 ‒ 03/2012: Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for an semiannual internship in  La Paz, Bolivia.

Official posts

since 10/2022: Research fellow at the Institute for Economics at University for Social Transformation.

since 01/2021: Fellow at NELA  |  Next Economy Lab

02/2020 – 12/2022: Speaker of the Section for ‘Socioeconomic higher education’ at the Association for Socioeconomic Education and Research (ASEER).

01/2021 – 09/2022:Scientific coordinator of the Initiative THE ECONOMY OF THE FUTURE

11/2013 ‒ 11/2014: Board member at the german-speaking Network for Pluralist Economics.


03/2019 – 07/2022: Doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) at the European University of Flensburg. Title: “Economy – Praxis- Subjectivation. An instiutionalist praxeology in the realm of economic higher eduction“. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Stephan Panther, Prof. Dr. Silja Graupe. Grade: summa cum laude

05/2015 – 12/2016: Master’s Programme “Economics and Social Design” (M.A.) at  Cusanus University. Thesis on “Between Truth and Power – On the space and meaning of academic economic education”.

01/2014 – 04/2015: Participation in the certificate course “Economic and Social Design” at the Kues Academy for the History of European Thought.

10/2009 – 05/2013: Bachelor’s Programme  “International Economics & Development” (B.A.) at the University of Bayreuth. Thesis on “Clockwork Economics – Ontological Foundations in Economics“.

2007: Abitur at Windeck-Gymnasium Bühl (Baden).


Association for Socioeconomic Education and Research (ASEER)

World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR)

European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE)

International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE)

Network for Pluralist Economics Germany (founding member)

Economists 4 Future in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (founding member)