This site is primarily a way for me to collect citations for my PhD dissertation, which is in Political Philoso­phy. You are welcome to share any ideas inspired by the snippets I post here and to turn them into an opportunity for the engagement that is so vital to any truly open society.

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Job Experience

Secondary Education

  • Supply teacher (substitute teacher, to our American friends) of History, Political Science, and English at Victor-Klemperer-Kolleg, Berlin (3-6.2011 & 1.2012)

Higher Education

  • Visiting Lecturer for Scientific Writing at PICB Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences (5.2010 & 4.2011)
  • Lecturer for English, Scientific Writing, and Public Speaking, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Free University of Berlin (2004−2010)
  • Visiting Lecturer for Scientific Writing at: Berlin Mathematical School; Dahlem Research School; Graduate School of North American Studies, John F. Kennedy Institute for American Studies, FUB; Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, FUB; Cluster of Excellence “Languages of Emotion”, FUB (2007−2010)
  • Coaching of faculty and students in Teaching Skills, English, Scientific Writing, and Public Speaking


  • Freelance writer since 2003; published in national newspapers (Berliner Zeitung, Frankfurter Rundschau, Neues Deutschland, taz) and online magazines (telepolis, Technology Review)
  • Intern writer at the Economics magazine brand eins, Hamburg (12.2002−2.2003)
  • Staff writer with Europe’s premier computer magazine, c’t, Hannover (2000−2002)

Academic Background

  • PhD student in Political Philosophy at FUB (2009–)
  • MA in Applied Linguistics (Mainz, Germany)
  • BA (Hons) in Modern Languages and European Studies (Bristol, UK)
  • BSc in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology from FUB

Published Articles