Publications and Projects

Admission into the PhD scholarship programme of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation

After months of (financial) uncertainty, I am happy and proud to have been admitted into the PhD scholarship programme of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES), associated with the Socialdemocrat Party in Germany. FES already funded my BA and MA studies and enabled the unique experiences I could make. My personal and professional development would not have been …

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New Publication on Feminist Foreign Policy: A cooperation between WILPF Germany and the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation

Together with my WILPF* colleagues Victoria Scheyer, Dilek Gürsel und Jess Cheung and funded by the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation Germany I had the chance to contribute to an exciting publication: „Practicing Feminist Foreign Policy in the Everyday: A Toolkit“ I don’t think it’s too optimistic to say that we are experiencing a momentum for a more feminist …

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New Policy Paper: European Supply Chains & Western Balkans

Time to Move to the Western Balkans. How the Diversification of global supply chains can benefit EU resilience Together with Zoran Nechev, Head of the Centre for European Integration at the Institute for Democracy – Societas Civilis Skopje (North Macedonia) I recently published the analysis and policy brief: Time to move to the Western Balkans: How …

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It’s Menstrual Hygiene Day: Time to talk about (my) period(s)

The art shown in the cover picture of this article has been created by Crafts and Cramps , a Berlin based organization/ artist collective to end the stigma around menstruation May 28th is a day for feminist activism: Today is #MenstruationHygieneDay, a day to fight for ending the global stigma on menstruation, period poverty and …

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Women’s struggle: Women rights and communism in the 20th century

The international women’s day roots in the activities of socialist organisations and activists in the beginning of the 20th century. In the US and Europe those early socialist feminists fought for the introduction of an international day for the struggle of women. In 1917 the 8th of March became a national holiday in Soviet Russia. …

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A beautiful memory: The best souvenirs from Krakow

It is always nice to take a few pretty memory pieces home from vacation, but let’s be honest – at some point you have more shot glasses than event to drink, your shelfs are overflowing with frippery and you were anyways never really into fridge magnets. Especially during short tourist trips it can be difficult …

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The personal (knitting) is political

When I started knitting a year ago, little did I know just how political that would be. Here I was, just looking for a nice, quiet hobby for after all my mind-wrecking thinking about the state of the world. I was wrong (and frankly, I should have known better, because, uh, everything is about politics). And just as I am, I don’t ignore politics when they come up.