Curriculum Vitae

My name is Anke J. Kleim, I’m 31, married and mother of a gorgeous little boy. I’ve been researching on body image since 2012 and I cannot think of any other topic that intrigues and motivates me more. I am enrolled as part-time PhD student at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK, but I am studying from my home country Germany. You can check out my student profile here.
Below, I am providing information about my educational background and professional experiences. Please do not hesitate to get in touch by e-mailing to body-of-love@web.de.

Educational Background

since 01/2014: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Part-time PhD student
(Preliminary) Title of Thesis: The „Ideal“ Beach Body and Its Relation to Body Image

2011-2012: Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK
MScEcon Management & Marketing
Graduated with Distinction
Title of Thesis: Meaningful Bodies – A Theoretical Approach Explaining the Sociocultural Impact of Body-Image in Western Consumer Culture.

2007-2010: European University of Applied Sciences,
Bruehl, Germany

Bachelor in Retail Management (dual studies)
Graduated with Distinction

 

Professional Experience

since 12/2015: University of Cologne
Research Assistant (on maternity leave)

01/2014-11/2015: European University of Applied Sciences, Bruehl

Research Assistant

08/2013-12/2013: The Oxbridge Research Group, UK
Freelancer

03/2013-06/2013: Academics GmbH & „Die ZEIT“, Hamburg
Apprentice Product & Project Management

11/2010 – 08/2011: Lencos Executive Search GmbH, Munich

Personal Assistant

08/2007-09/2010: Robert Ley GmbH & Co. KG, Euskirchen

Apprenticeship as Trained (Fashion) Saleswoman

 

Teaching

University of Cologne, Germany:

  • Consumer Behaviour and Body Image in Digital Environments (undergraduate level; international exchange students; taught in English)
  • Sustainability Marketing (undergraduate level; international exchange students; taught in English)

European University of Applied Sciences, Germany:

  • Marketing and Sales (undergraduate level; taught in German and English)
  • Self- and Time Management (undergraduate level; taught in German)
  • Marketing Planning and Research (undergraduate level; taught in German)
  • International Product Marketing (undergraduate level; international exchange students; taught in English)
  • European Business Strategy (undergraduate level; international exchange students; taught in English)
  • Consumer Behaviour (undergraduate level; taught in English)
  • Sustainability Marketing (undergraduate level; taught in English)
  • The Role of Body Image in Consumer Psychology (undergraduate level; taught in German)

Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland (Staff Exchange 02 – 06 February, 2015):

  • Body Image, Culture and Marketing (2 classes)