Winter 1988 - winter 1989: "Lettres Moderne" (french studies) at the "Université de Nice", France.
Starting in winter 1989: "Magister"-studies at the "Eberhard-Karls-Universität", Tübingen, Germany.:
September 1991 - February 1992: Learning Quiché and Spanish in Quetzaltenango (Xelaju), Guatemala.
October 1993 - April 1994: Participation in an exchange program with "Universidad de los Andes", Mérida, Venezuela.
museum of archeology, conducting small scale field-work on "María Lionza" (religion with spirit possession).
(tutor: Jaqueline Clarac de Briceño).
4. July 1997: Discussed "Magister Artium" (master degree) at the "Eberhard-Karls-Universität", Tübingen, Germany.
Topic of the Magister thesis: "Besessenheit als Problem von Beschreibung und Analyse in der Ethnologie"
(analyzing spirit possession in cultural anthropology).
April 1998- April 1999: Ethnological and ethnolinguistic field-work in a Warao community in the western part of the Delta of the Orinoco,
Venezuela in cooperation with the "IVIC" (Venezoalean Scientific Research Institut) Caracas, Venezuela. Sponsored by the "DAAD"
(German Academic Exchange Service).
1st August - 13. September 2000: 2nd field-work research in "Wakajara de La Horqueta", Warao community,
studying demonstratives in cooperation with the MPI, Nijmegen (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics). Sponsored by SFB 441.
September 2003: 3rd field-work research (6 weeks) in "Wakajara de La Horqueta", Warao community, Sponsored by SFB 441.
2004: 4th field-work research (6 weeks) in "Wakajara de La Horqueta", Warao community, Sponsored by SFB 441.
Wintersemester 2001/2002: Teaching the seminar "Fieldwork and Linguistics" at the department of Völkerkunde at the Philipps Universität Marburg together with Dr. Camilo Robayo ( Universidad de Bogotá, Kolumbien.
Sommersemester 2003: Teaching the seminar "Warao for Linguists" at the department of "Comparative Linguistics" (now extinct) at the University Tübingen.
January 2006 - April 2006: Teaching Integrational German Lessons at "Infö", Tübingen, Germany.
December 2006 - May 2007: Freelancer at the "Grund- und Hauptschule Wendelsheim", Wendelsheim, Germany. Giving classes and developping concepts and contributing ethnographic material for the multi media DC "Leben in Amazonien" (life in Amazonia) for children.
Since Februar 2007: Freelancer at the unit of Educational Museology and the unit for Latin America at the "Linden-Museum", Stuttgart: Public Museum for Anthropology, Stuttgart, Germany.
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