Alexis Heede is a Research Associate to Helmut K. Anheier. She is assigned to the Centre for Cultural Policy and the Dahrendorf Forum. She is also currently working on a PhD on the topic of cross-cultural communication. Before coming to Berlin, Alexis was at the University of Freiburg, where she held positions as a Personal Aid to the Rector and as a Lecturer in the Department of German Languages and Linguistics. She holds an MA in Ancient Greek, German and Anthropology from the University of Freiburg and a BA in Classics and German from the University of Texas at Austin.