Short Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

Since 04/2021: Team lead market analysis at the German National Tourist Board, Frankfurt, Germany.

08/2019 - 03/2021: Postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Leisure and Tourism Geography at Trier University, Germany

09/2019 - 10/2019: Project-based work on “Technology Investment and Tourism Growth” led by Associate Professor Rob Hallak at UniSA Business School, University of South Australia, Australia

08/2013 - 07/2019: Doctoral researcher at the Chair of Leisure and Tourism Geography at Trier University, courses held, among others are Advanced Methods and Techniques in Human Geography: Statistical Methods in Human Geography (Master), Advanced Regional and Location Analysis: Gentrification in Berlin (Master), and Tourism Mobility in Berlin (Master)

05/2017: Planning and organization of the international conference Touristified everyday life – mundane tourism: Current perspectives on urban tourism, Georg Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies, Berlin, Germany

04/2011 - 07/2014: Lecturer at Trier University, courses held, among others: Research project: Tourism in the Ahr valley (Bachelor, research project in cooperation with the chamber of commerce, Koblenz) and Introductory seminar: Basics of leisure and tourism geography (Bachelor)

03/2012 - 08/2012: Internship at the tourism strategy consulting agency PROJECT M GmbH in Berlin, Germany

03/2008 - 06/2010: Student assistant at the Chair of Leisure and Tourism Geography at Trier University, Germany (intermittently)

04/2007 - 10/2010 Student assistant in the department of marketing at Landal GreenParks GmbH in Saarburg, Germany (intermittently)

Education

08/2013 - 07/2019: Dr. phil. (PhD), Geography, Trier University, Germany
Title of dissertation: Airbnb hosts as actors in new urban tourism: Studies on short-term rental and the construction of tourism space in Berlin

01/2015 - 06/2015: Scholarship at the Georg Simmel Centerfor Metropolitan Studies at Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany

03/2011 - 08/2013: Master of Arts, Applied Human Geography with focus on Tourism Development and Destination Management, Trier University, Germany
Title of thesis: Interrelation between Gentrification and Tourism: An Analysis of Copenhagen’s Bridge Quarters

08/2010 - 03/2011: Erasmus Master student at Lund University, Sweden

10/2007 - 08/2010: Bachelor of Science, Applied Geography with a focus on leisure and tourism geography, Trier University, Germany
Title of thesis: Analysis and Optimization of the complaint management in the company Landal GreenParks to increase customer satisfaction

09/1998 - 03/2007: Abitur, Staatliches Gymnasium Saarburg, Germany

Services and Committee Work

Reviewer for the following academic journals:

2020

2019

2015-2017

  • Elected representative of Ph.D. students for Faculty VI in the Graduate Center, University of Trier, Germany