I am currently working on a PhD in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. At the same time, I am wrapping things up as a research assistant for a project on regulating plastic production and pollution under the umbrella of the Global Governance Centre.

For my PhD, I am researching and writing on an actor-centric genealogy of jus cogens. More generally, I am interested in the borderlands of International Law, the grey zone between law and non-law, and the actors involved in shaping the rules. In previous and present research projects, I am focusing on the effectiveness of hard and soft legal regulations, and policy-oriented solutions.

Previously, I have obtained an LL.M. in International Law from the Graduate Institute, as well as passed my First German State Examination in Law (with distinction) after studying at Bucerius Law School (Hamburg/Germany) and Dalhousie University (Halifax/Canada).

I have worked from 2015 till 2019 as Assistant in the International Law Commission and in 2017 and 2018 as Teaching Assistant for the Master in International Affairs at the Graduate Institute. Before that, I worked in different research projects and as Junior Associate in Antitrust and Competition Law in a major law firm in Brussels, Belgium.

When I am not thinking about International Law, I work as photographer, climb mountains, do triathlons, and play trumpet. You can follow these activities on my Instagram account.

I am best reachable by email. I am happy to share published or draft papers and always welcome discussions about law, Foucault, or almost any other topic, as long as there is coffee.

My full CV is available as PDF here.