I am an anthropologist, translator, curator and filmmaker working between academia and art. Currently I hold a DFG Walter Benjamin Postdoctoral Fellowship which is based between the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH) and the Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik at Humboldt University Berlin. Previously, I worked as adjunct teacher and in a faculty position at the Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Goethe University Frankfurt. I continue to teach there as an external lecturer.
My work focusses on material and visual culture, specifically the anthropology of death, plastics and synthetic materials, anthropology of art and museums, queer theory and intersectionality, situatedness and autoethnography, colonialism, cleaning and waste. I employ multimodal ethnographic methods and engage with different formats in the field of public anthropology: I have produced ethnographic films, worked with field recording and (co-)curated as well as contributed to exhibitions in museum and contemporary art contexts. I enjoy the collaborative production of works and collective exchange as a different way of engaging with knowledge, also in teaching. My book ‘Rest in Plastic: Death, time and synthetic materials in a Ghanaian Ewe community’ is forthcoming with Berghahn. I am an editor of The February Journal.