Since 2017 Principal Investigator for the Junior Research Group (“Nachwuchsgruppe”) : "Learning Intelligence: The Exchange of Secret Service Knowledge between Germany and the Arab Middle East 1960-2010". Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin.
2014 - 2016 Post-Doctoral Fellow (Co-Fund/Marie Curie), Institute for International and Intercultural Studies, University of Bremen, Germany. Title of research project: "Humanitarian Action and Security in the Middle East".
2011 - 2013 Teaching fellow and course convenor, Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action, Geneva Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland.
2016: Iraqi Migrants in Syria: The Crisis before the Storm. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.
(under review) “Comparing the international economic practices of Iraqi and West German intelligence agencies”, under review with Globalizations.
(under review) "Epistemic communities, knowledge circulation or transnational fields? - Three Sociological Concepts for the Study of Intelligence" with Ali Dogan and Noura Chalati, under review with International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence.
2021 (forthcoming) “The Iraqi migrant experience in Syria after 2003 or: The emergence of international humanitarianism in the Levant” in Knudsen, Are and Berg, Kjersti, eds, SuperCamp: Genealogies of Humanitarian Containment in the Middle East. New York: Berghahn Books.
2018. Book review: Lisa Blaydes, State of Repression: Iraq under Saddam Hussein (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2018). 376 pp. $35.00 (hb). ISBN: 978-1-4008-9032-3. In: Journal of Perpetrator Research 2.1..
2015. Book review: Al-Ali N. and Al-Najjar, D. 2012. We are Iraqis: Aesthetics and Politics in a Time of War. Syracuse: SUP. Review of Middle Eastern Studies, 47 (2).
2012. Book review: Kern, K. 2011. Imperial Citizen: Marriage and Citizenship in the Ottoman Frontier Provinces of Iraq. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, Review of Middle Eastern Studies, 46 (2).