Current Research Projects

The „doctrina de indios“ as a field of communications in a zone of colonial contact: Religion and mediality in the rural Andes (Charcas, 17th-18th century) 

Focus of work to date

Cultural History of the Andes (16th-18th century), Rule and Administration in the Early Modern Age (mainly territories of the state), historical discourse analysis                             


10/2012 Post Graduate Programme „Interconfessionality in the Early Modern Age“ with the faculty of humanities at the University of Hamburg. Subject of doctoral research: The „doctrina de indios“ as a field of communications in a zone of colonial contact: religion and mediality in the rural Andes (Charcas, 17th - 18th century)

 10/2004 – 03/2012 Master-studies in Modern History with minors Sociology and Political Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Subject of Master’s Thesis: “The sovereign visitation of the City of Grebenstein in 1668. A case study of the conveyance of lordship through visitations in the county of Hessen-Kassel”


Zur Akzeptanz fürstlicher Herrschaft vor Ort. Landesherrliche Visitation und diskursive Praxis lokaler Akteure (Hessen-Kassel, 17. Jahrhundert),
in: Stefan Brakensiek, Corinna v. Bredow, Birgit Näther (Hrsg.): Herrschaft und Verwaltung in der Frühen Neuzeit (Historische Forschungen 101), Berlin 2014, S. 107-120.

Die landesherrliche Visitation in Grebenstein 1668. Eine Fallstudie zur Herrschaftsvermittlung durch Visitationsverfahren in der Landgrafschaft Hessen-Kassel (Quellen und Forschungen zur hessischen Geschichte 165), Darmstadt/Marburg 2012.

Diskursive Aspekte landesherrlicher Machtbildung am Beispiel der Visitation der Grafschaft Ravensberg 1535, in: Jahresbericht des Historischen Vereins für die Grafschaft Ravensberg 96 (2011), S. 193-213.

Research Abroad

04/2014 - 07/2014 Research stay in Bolivia and Spain: archival research for a doctoral project (scholarship by DAAD)

04/2012 – 07/2012 Research stay in Bolivia, investigating for Emmy-Noether Group „Text, Image, Performance: Change and Ambivalence of Cultural Order in zones of Colonial Contacts (Provincia de Charcas and The Philippines, 17th - 18th cent.)


10/2012 „Lordship and Administration in the Early Modern Age“ Conference at the Institute of Cultural Science Essen: “Sovereign Visitation and the discursive practice of local agents in the county of Hessen-Kassel (17th cent.)”