Current Position



Senior Researcher at the Chair of Comparative Political Science, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU Munich) (including the following parental leaves: 06/2014 - 07/2015 and 10/2016 - 04/2017)


Academic Career 

04/2018- 09/2018

Interim Professor at the Chair of Comparative Political Science, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU Munich)


Habilitation Candidate at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU Munich); Topic: Multi-level party politics; Succesful mid-term evaluation: November 2019

Members of the committee: Prof. Edgar Grande, Prof. Berthold Rittberger, Prof. Hermann Schmitt


DFG-Project Leader (together with Prof. Dr. Edgar Grande), DFG ProjectEuropean Elections and Political Conflict Structuring. A Comparative Analysis


External Fellow, Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES)

05/2015- 02/2018

Co-leading the Euromanifestos Study within the EUENGAGE project together with Prof. Dr. Hermann Schmitt (funded by the European Commission): Bridging the gap between public opinion and European leadership: Engaging a dialogue on the future path of Europe (Horizon 2020) 




Researcher at the Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES)

Academic Education

10/2007- 06/2012

Universität Stuttgart, Germany  (German-French Graduate School from the Universities Stuttgart and Scienes Po Bordeaux): PhD in Political Science, (Political Trust in New European Democracies; Supervisors: Prof. Dr. W. Gabriel & Prof. Dr. Sigrid Roßteutscher)


09/2000- 02/2007

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany

Master (Magistra Artium) in Sociology and Romance Studies (French Linguistics and Spanish Literature)




Universidad de La Laguna, Spain

Visiting Student




"Groupe d'études et de recherches sur les mondialisations" - Paris, France


Service to the Profession


Deputy Gender Equality Officer Faculty of Social Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU Munich) (since 11/2018)
  Elected Member (Representative of the Academic Mid-level Faculty) of the Faculty Council of the Social Science Faculty, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU Munich) (2012-2014)


Comparative Politics, Journal of European IntegrationEuropean, Politics and Society, European Journal of Political Research, European Political Science, European Political Science Review, European Union Politics, German Journal for Comparative Political Research (Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft), International Political Science Review, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, mda (methods, data, analysis), Party Politics, Political Communication, Politics & Governance, Research & Politics, Social Movement Studies, Swiss Political Science Review, Regional & Federal Studies, West European Politics


German Political Science Association (GPSA) /

Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft (DVPW)


For more information see my CV