I am a social scientist focusing on the criminal legal system, sociology of law and policing. In my DPhil project, I am looking at knowledge-making practices in the German criminal legal system and how constructions of norm and deviance in relation to gender, ability, class and race influence these practices.

I have completed a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in social sciences (sociology and political sciences) at Humboldt-University Berlin in Germany. During my studies, I worked as a research assistant at the Department for Urban and Regional Sociology at Humboldt University and at the WZB (Berlin Social Science Center). After graduating, I was a research fellow at the WZB and in the research group 'Sociology of Law' at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research. 

My Master's was funded by the 'German Academic Scholarship Foundation'. The Humboldt Graduate School supported my transition from my MA to doctoral studies through the 'Humboldt Research Track Scholarship'. My DPhil is fully funded by the German Villigst Scholarship. 

I am the student editor of the Talking about Methods podcast by the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford and a co-convenor of the Discussion Group "Abolitionist Imaginaries and Praxis". In Trinity Term 2024, I am teaching an introduction tutorial on "Crime and Justice" at Worcester College, University of Oxford. 


Research Interests

Epistemology; Policing; Sociology of Punishment; Law as Practice; Youth Justice; Institutional Ethnography; Feminist Theory; Abolitionism; Urban Sociology