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20132020

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I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Organization Sciences. My research interests include discursive, narrative and psychoanalytic approaches to identity, elite working contexts, power and resistance and new career developments in the 21st century. Besides these focus areas, I have also co-authored on topics of elderly care, collaborative work practices, and creative teaching formats. Prior to moving to the Netherlands, I lived in Germany, the UK, Sweden, the US, and Switzerland.

Research

My current research focuses on the individual, organization and socio-ethical implications of global (career) mobility. Concerning the implications for individuals, it addresses the question how global professionals are able to transform their experience of constant mobility into a source of identity stability rather than fragmentation. At an organizational level, the study problematizes the "inclusiveness" of global career paths, as some people experience mobility barries while others are supported in pursuing a global trajectory. Regarding the socio-ethical implications, the study explores how global professionals – by engaging with diverse local and global communities, may contribute to a more open-minded and culturally literate society, while at the same time respecting local cultural boundaries. This question seems particularly pressing in light of the recent upsurge of nationalism and right-wing populism, which leads to a dangerous polarization of society.

Teaching

I currently teach the bachelor course “Organizational, Culture and Change” , and the master course "Organization & Power". I also supervise master theses in the program Culture, Organization and Management.

Over the previous years, I have developed and endorsed an experiential course pedagogy that aspires to educate excellent future business leaders and/or organization scholars, while at the same time promoting reflexivity, critical thinking and integrity when pondering upon questions of what it means to be “a good citizen”.

Academic qualification

Organizational Studies and Cultural Theory, PhD, University of St. Gallen

20092014

Award Date: 24 Apr 2014

Organisational and Social Psychology, Master, The London School of Economics and Political Science

20062007

Award Date: 1 Nov 2007

Psychology and Business Administration, Bachelor, Richmond, The American International University in London

20022005

Award Date: 6 Jun 2006

User created Keywords

  • Narrative identity
  • Discourse analysis
  • Elite working contexts
  • Power and resistance
  • Global career mobility
  • Creative teaching methods

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