Annalena Groppe graduated in summer 2017 from the MA Program in Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck. Since then she is working in the field of Peace Education and Global Citizenship Education in a German NGO. Both her academic and professional focus are on post-colonial conflicts of Global South and North, especially in relation to the concept of development. Currently, Annalena is on parental leave, caring for her first-born daughter. Moreover she is a board member of the Peace Studies Fund e.V., an association focused on fundraising for scholarships for peace students.