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I was a fellow with the Research Training Group minor cosmopolitanisms at the University of Potsdamfrom 2016 to 2019, a visiting researcher at Delhi University, India, in 2017, and I completed my undergraduate and Masters degrees at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. I’ve taught at the University of Cape Town, the Freie Universität Berlin and have been a lecturer at Potsdam since 2019. I’ve published in fields including world literature, South-South relations, and postcolonial perspectives on the Cold War, and am co-founder of poco.lit.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Postcolonial studies
  • (Post)Colonial Europe
  • South-South networks
  • Southern African literatures and cultures
  • Indian literatures and cultures
  • Translation


Since 2019, I’ve been co-publishing pocolit.com, a bilingual platform for postcolonial literatures in the widest sense, through which I also organise readings and discussions. In 2021, I’m co-curating the project macht.sprache., which is developing an app to foster politically sensitive translation between English and German.