I am a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU Munich). Before, I was researcher at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). I hold a PhD degree in Political Science from the University of Stuttgart (German-Franco Graduate School together with Sciences Po Bordeaux) and a Master degree in Sociology and Romance Studies from the University of Heidelberg.
My research interests include political sociology, European Union studies and comparative politics. My work was published in the European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, the International Political Science Review, the Journal for European Integration, the Journal of European Public Policy, Party Politics, West European Politics and the German journals Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft and Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen as well as in several edited volumes.
My nonacademic self enjoys the time together with the family including two (more often than not) lovely little girls.
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New publication together with Tobias Schwarzbözl in JEPP: Put in the spotlight or largely ignored? Emphasis on the Spitzenkandidaten by political parties in their online campaigns for European Elections.
Workshop: Bringing Politics into the study of the European Union" organized by Daniela Braun & Martin Gross at GSI, Munich, 15th & 16th of November.
Paper accepted in EJPR: How do parties respond to the crisis?
New publication together with Hermann Schmitt in Party Politics: Different emphases, same positions? The election manifestos of political parties in the EU multilevel electoral system compared.