Hi everyone! I’m glad you found your way to my blog.

My name is Marie Jelenka Kirchner and I am a German PhD candidate at the University of Graz and a Feminist Europeanist. In 2019 I finished my MA in Central and Eastern European studies at the Jagiellonian University Krakow and have since been working as Think Tanker on European integration, EU Foreign Policy and the enlargement of the EU to the Western Balkans. I am also a member of the International Women’s League for Peace and Freedom and work on ideas of (EU) Feminist Foreign Policy.

You can find a selection of my recent publications on this site.

This website used to be a platform to capture my thoughts on my travels and life abroad beyond a recommendation of the cutest coffeeshops. Today, I am only sporadically sharing travel blogs.

In late 2020 I moved to Austria mid-pandemic and I am planning to spend some years to come in the pretty city of Graz.

Lately, I have begun to write more about the sustainable life choices I take, maybe to fill the gap now that I don’t blog about my life experiences abroad? A big part of my more sustainable approach to life is connected to crafts such as sewing and knitting, much of which you can find on my instagram account. My main topic of interest is slow fashion, and you can find some posts about this here on the blog and much more on my instagram.

I hope you find interest in my experience and maybe you even learn something. Thank you for your time!