Miriam is a political scientist with research interests in decentring Eurocentrism in EU security policies focusing on gender. As a Max Weber Fellow, she will examine how Eurocentrism in Feminist Foreign Policies manifests itself and how different forms of Eurocentrism relate to each.
Miriam pursued her PhD in Political Science at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Duesseldorf. She compared the African Union’s and European Union’s legitimation practices with regard to gender, peace and security policies. As a visiting researcher, Miriam worked at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies in Addis Ababa.
For her research project on EU Gender Policies, Miriam was selected for the International Charlemagne Prize Academy. Further scholarships and fellowships include a ZEIT Fellowship, Bertelsmann Foundation Fellowship, as well as the Deutschlandstiftung Integration scholarship with the German Chancellor as patronage.
Recent consultancies include the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, the World Bank as well as the EU Commission. As an expert on feminist security policies, Miriam was invited to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag. Moreover, her work can be found in German media outlets such as SWR, WDR and Deutschlandfunk Nova.
Before her academic career, Miriam worked at UN Women Germany, specialising in the UN’s Women, Peace and Security agenda.