BA in Oriental Studies, University of Vienna (2016)
MA in Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University (2018)
Pre-Islamic and Early Islamic Central Asia (History and Religion, especially Sogdiana, Bactria, Kushans) History and politics in Central Eurasia since the 19th century (Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Russia, Afghanistan, Iran) Indo-Iranian linguistics and philology (case morphology, morphosyntactic alignment, ergativity, tripartite alignment, 2nd position clitics, especially Eastern Iranian languages) Turkic linguistics (e.g. case morphology) and philology, Turkic relationship with Eurasian language families (Uralic, Mongolian, Yeniseian, Yukaghir) Relations of Proto-Indo-European with Proto-Uralic
Honors and Awards
2016 Recruitment Fellowship, Indiana University
2015 Performance Scholarship, University of Vienna
2014 Performance Scholarship, University of Vienna
Living: Persian/Dari/Tajik, Pashto, Hindi/Urdu, Munji-Yidgha, Shughni; Turkish, Uzbek, Chuvash; Mari Historical: Avestan, Bactrian, Gandhari, Sanskrit, Sogdian; Chaghatay, Ottoman Turkish, Volga Bulgarian; Old Komi
"Einige Paschto-Etymologien", Iran and the Caucasus 23 (2019), 256-267.
"The etymology of the Pashto word zérma", Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 108 (2019), 221-224.