I completed my PhD on the economics of nationalism at Humboldt University of Berlin in 2015 under the supervision of Nikolaus Wolf. Currently, I am a Researcher in the fields of political economy and economic history at NYU Abu Dhabi with Bob Allen. I spent the Spring semester of 2014 in the US doing research at UC Berkeley’s Economic History Lab. I obtained my Master’s from Humboldt University of Berlin and my Bachelor in Economics from the University of Bath, UK.
I believe academic research benefits from practical experience. For the first three years of my PhD, I concurrently worked at the German Institute of Economic Research’s policy consultancy firm on energy markets and environmental sustainability issues in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Before starting my PhD I worked at various organizations and government agencies in Germany, the UK, Georgia, and Russia.
Like Humboldt University’s founder Wilhelm von Humboldt did 200 years ago, I also believe that a simultaneous relationship exists between doing relevant research and providing effective teaching.