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I am an anthropological archaeologist focusing on pre-historic and early historic China. My main research interest lies with questions of inter-cultural contact and human-environment interaction. Geographically I am focusing on the so-called border regions of China, which have been zones of interactions since early prehistoric times. I have received a broad training in Archaeology, Chinese Studies, East Asian Art History, and Geography at various research institutions in Germany, China, and the United States, which provides me with the necessary background for such an interdisciplinary approach.
In July 2013, I finished my doctorate at the Interdepartmental PhD program in archaeology at UCLA working on "Cultural Geography and Interregional Contacts in Prehistoric Liangshan (Southwest China)." From October 2013 to September 2014, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Hebrew University, working on a publication on grave assemblages in Southwest China. Since November 2014, I have been a Research Fellow at Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich working on early and middle Bronze Age Northwest China and its connections with Central Asia.