She studied and graduated at the Universities of Bielefeld, Coimbra and Hamburg. She is German, from Münster. She has been living in Lisbon since 1998. As a scholarship holder of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, she completed her PhD at the Faculty of Law (FL) of the University of Hamburg in 2003 and post-doctoral studies at the FL of the Humboldt University of Berlin and the FL of the University of Coimbra in 2010.
Since 2010, she has been a lecturer at the Autonomous University of Lisbon (UAL) and the Atlantic University Institute of Barcarena.
She is an integrated researcher in the Research Centre of the Faculty of Law of the UAL Ratio Legis.
Since 2016, she has been a member of the juries evaluating the applications for admission to the Centro de Estudos Judiciários, that provides initial and continuing training for judges and for public prosecutors.
She is a lawyer enrolled with the Portuguese Bar Association.
Beyond the office
When she graduated from high school, the Berlin Wall had just fallen. This contributed to inspire her to pursue a career in law, which has since always been her main interest.
To resolve conflicts, she understands the essential nature of constructive and sensitive communication. In this sense, she deeply appreciated and identified with an observation made by a Portuguese colleague and friend: "Anja not only understands what we say, but also what we don't say".
Languages: german, portuguese and english