Julius Heinicke studied Cultural and Theatre Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin. In 2012, Julius defended his Ph.D. thesis about theatre and politics in Zimbabwe in the Department of African Studies (supervisors: Prof. Dr. Flora Veit-Wild, Department of African Studies, HU Berlin and Prof. Dr. Christopher Balme, Department of Theatre Studies, LMU Munich). His doctoral research was supported by a scholarship from the Heinrich Böll Foundation. In the last years, Julius spent time researching and teaching as well as working as a dramaturg in performance projects and in theatre in education, mainly in Africa and Europe. Furthermore he maintained an Artistic Coordinator position at the "Zimbabwe Arts Festival in berlin", in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office. Since 2009, he has been a member of the scholarship selection board for the Böll Foundation; and in 2011, he joined the Coordinating Body for Friends of the Foundation.