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. I previously worked as an interim professor at the University of Bamberg (Political Sociology) and at JGU Mainz (Comparative Politics).
My research covers political processes in advanced democracies from a comparative perspective, with a focus on the political attitudes and the political behavior of citizens in Western Europe. Being keenly interested in the interaction between macro-, meso- and micro-level factors and the transformation of democracy, I address questions at the intersection of party politics, political economy, and public opinion & voting behavior. My research agenda is problem-driven: I strive to address key challenges established democracies are facing today, such as globalization’s repercussions on domestic politics, the changing contours of political competition, or populist attitudes and voting. I do so by 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 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in 2015. My articles have been published in renowned peer-reviewed journals such as the British Journal of Political Science (BJPS), Electoral Studies, European Journal of Political Research (EJPR), European Union Politics (EUP), Journal of European Social Policy (JESP), Journal of European Public Policy (JEPP), Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS), Party Politics, Politische Vierteljahresschrift (PVS), Political Studies, and West European Politics (WEP).
Besides doing research, I enjoy academic teaching a lot and feel honored to have recently received the JGU teaching award.
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.