I have worked across media, civil society, development, politics, culture and activism, and have lived for longer periods in the Balkans and Africa since the late 1990s.
I have an MA in African Studies from University of Copenhagen with a thesis based on field work in Tanzania. In November 2019, I started a PhD at Copenhagen Business School, which connects with the research project Everyday Humanitarianism in Tanzania examining practices in everyday lives of citizens engaging in humanitarianism outside of formal structures. See here.
I draw on practical experience from life and work in places which typically demand effort and ability to improvise. I draw on an interest in learning from culture and community by engaging and establishing networks and friendships.
I have made an effort in applying experience from Africa and the Balkans such as challenging stereotypical narratives when working with public debates, learning sessions and dissemination of information.
Amongst others as Project Coordinator at Main Library of Copenhagen with the Sudanese cartoonist Khalid Albaih and International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) (2018), and by co-curating a photo exhibition at the Museum of African Art in Belgrade in Serbia – providing a platform for young African photographers’ nuancing of everyday life on Instagram in East Africa (2019).