Current Position



Assistant Professor 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

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


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

Responsible for the Euromanifestos Study together with Prof. Dr. Hermann Schmitt and for the project EUENGAGE (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) 

Academic Education

10/2007- 06/2012

Universität Stuttgart, Germany  (German-French Graduate School)

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




Universidad de La Laguna, Spain

Visiting Student

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 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 and Governance, Social Movement Studies, West European Politics,  Regional & Federal Studies


German Political Science Association (GPSA) /

Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft (DVPW)


For more information see my CV