Welcome to my website! I am a passionate political scientist who loves doing research and academic teaching. I am currently employed as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Group of Comparative Politics at Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) Mainz. In the winter term 2021/22, I will chair our group as an interim professor. In the winter term 2020/21, I held an interim professorship specializing in Political Sociology at Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg .
My research centers on the political attitudes and the political behavior of citizens. I am also interested in political parties and political economy. My research frequently connects these different interests. A longstanding research interest of mine is the interplay between economic globalization and domestic politics. Much of my work is comparative in nature, studying established (mostly European) democracies, and some of it concentrates on German politics in particular. My research agenda is problem-driven: I strive to address key challenges established democracies are facing today, such as the consequences of globalization for domestic politics, the changing contours of political conflict or populist attitudes and voting. I do so pursuing a theory-guided approach and using mainly quantitative methods.
I obtained a Diplom (Master’s equivalent) from the University of Hamburg in 2009 and completed a Ph.D. at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in 2015. My articles have been published in renowned peer-reviewed journals such as Electoral Studies, European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, Journal of European Social Policy, Journal of European Public Policy, Party Politics, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Political Studies, and West European Politics.
On these pages, you find a list of publications, a full CV, reproduction materials for my published research, and information on some of my current working papers. See also my Google Scholar page and my SSRN profile or follow me on Twitter. I am happy to answer any questions concerning my research—feel invited to get in touch.