History and Theory of International Law, International Outer Space Law (Space Mining, Militarization of Outer Space, Space as Environment), International Environmental Law, German Constitutional Law
Sovereignty and Property in International Law, Non-Appropriation of Outer Space
PhD Candidate at the Legal Faculty of Ruhr-University Bochum
Most recent Publications
“Franziska-Carolin Kring, Responsibility to protect (R2P) revisited – Towards climate change-related obligations of states?” (Book Review), in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (JILPAC), Volume 4, Issue 3/4 (2021).
Bofax “International Law and Sand”,together with Vivien Wefringhaus, Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/de/international-law-and-sand/.
“The check, please!” – Incentivizing states to pay for climate change?, Ejil:Talk!.
Weltraumschrott und Umweltschutz, SichTRaum Blog.
United in What? Some reflections on the Security Council’s sovereignty rhetoric in the latest Syria resolutions, Ejil:Talk!.
Bofax “Mine, mine, mine! On the new US space resource policy and attitude towards outer space”, Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/de/mine-mine-mine/
German version available on SichTRaum Blog.
In dubio contra bellum, together with Benedikt Behlert, Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/de/in-dubio-contra-bellum/.
A small step for IHL but one giant leap for humanity, (together with Marius Fritz), HuV 2019, Volume 2, Issue 1-2, pp. 23-36.
The Role of International Investment Law in Armed Conflicts, Disputed Territories, and “Frozen” Conflicts – A Workshop Report, Kluwer Arbitration Blog.
Bofax "Keeping it Clean", Parts I + II, together with Stephan Schultz, Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/de/keeping-it-clean-part-i/ + https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/de/keeping-it-clean-part-ii/
Bofax "Trading Blows", with Rouven Diekjobst, Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/de/trading-blows/.
Grants and Awards
International Realization Budget, Research School, Ruhr-University Bochum
PhD Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
Förderpreis des VFR e.V. für die drei notenbesten Absolvent*innen der juristischen Fakultät der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
Participation in the 2016 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition German National 3rd Place (out of 21) Advanced Rounds Team in the International Rounds in Washington, D.C. Final Ranking: 29th out of more than 550 teams
Conferences and Panels
Co-organization of the 2021 Space Sustainability Talks and moderation of Episode 3 (watch here).
Moderation of the panel “Sea Level Rise between Responsibility and Protection” (watch here).
The Covid-19 Crisis from a German, European and international Perspective, online panel discussion series.
Presentation "Flight as a Security Problem" (together with Farina Kronsbein) at the International Forum on Refugee Protection & Migrant Issues, Bochum, 28.11.2019.
The Role of International Investment Law in Armed Conflicts, Disputed Territories, and “Frozen” Conflicts, Bochum.
Introduction to Humanitarian Action – Lectures on International Law, Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law at the Social Sciences Faculty of RUB
Study Group ‘International Law’ at the Legal Faculty
The Art of Legal Argument – Rhetoric skills for law students
Presentation "Introduction to International Humanitarian Law" at a Training Seminar for Junior Lawyers and Dissemination Officers, German Red Cross, Bad Pyrmont.
Lecturer at the 2019 Summer School on Humanitarian Action, Bochum
Talk on “Outer Space Law and International Humanitarian Law” for the German Red Cross' Practice Workshop on Humanitarian Aid
Memberships, Affiliations, Positions
Speaker of the IFHV’s Research Cluster “Humanitarian Governance & Management”.
Member of the Research Network Security and Technology in Space (Sicherheit und Technologie im Weltraum, SichTRaum) – Co-Organizer of SichTRaum’s Research Cluster “Sustainable Use of Outer Space”.
Judge at the European Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition
Judge at the 2021 virtual Jessup Global Rounds
Judge at the Jessup Friendlies in Prague
Representative of Research Associates at the IFHV
Judge at the Jessup Friendlies in Lisbon
Tutor for the mentoring program of the legal faculty
German (mother tongue)