Christof studied Social and Cultural Anthropology and China Studies at the University of Vienna, Tianjin University and Renmin University of China. Since 2019 he is post-doc researcher at the Department of Science, Technology and Society Studies at the Alpen Adria University of Klagenfurt, working on genomics and precision medicine in Asia. From 2013 until 2017 he was predoctoral researcher at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna. In 2017 he participated as a fellow in the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF) Research Group ‘Kinship and Politics: Rethinking a Conceptual Split and its Epistemological Implications in the Social Sciences’ at Bielefeld University. He completed his dissertation ‘Performing State Boundaries: A Stategraphy of Citizen Participation in China’ in 2018. For his outstanding performance he received the Promotio sub auspiciis Praesidentis rei publicae, the highest possible honour in education in Austria.