2009 – 2010 Visiting professor at the Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken
since 2006 Heisenberg fellow of the DFG
since 2005 Outside lecturer at the Chair of Primeval and Early History at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2001 – 2002 One year research residency at the National Museum and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Institute for Historical and Classical Archaeology
2005 Habilitation and acquisition of teaching license in the field of primeval and early history
2004 Filing of habilitation dissertation
2003 Habilitation scholarship within the framework of the Berlin Program for the Advancement of Equal Opportunities for Women in Research and Teaching
2001 Temporary lectureship at the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí in David, Panama (UNACHI), on “Métodos y Teorias de Documentación, Conservación y Preservación del Arte Rupestre”
1997 – 2002 Habilitation position at the Humboldt Universität Berlin, sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation
1994 – 1996 Research position with the excavation firm ” Archäologie Manufaktur GmbH Berlin”, leadership and assessment of several excavations in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
1992 – 1994 Doctoral scholarship from the Berlin State Government pursuant to the Act for the Advancement of Scientific and Artistic Youth (NaFöG)
1996 Travel grant from the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
1995 Awarded doctorate
1994 Filing of doctoral dissertation at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
1991 Awarded diploma for completion of course of study on prehistory for a treatise on “The German custom of making presents of miniature devices in late antiquity”
1986 – 1991 Study of primeval and early history  at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Fields: Classical archaeology, anthropology)
1985 – 1986 Assistant at the scientific information centre of the former Academy of Sciences, Berlin
1973 – 1985 School in Stralsund, earned A-level certificate (modern-language oriented exam)