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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Comparative Political Behavior

Curriculum Vitae

Please find a more detailed CV here (PDF).



  • 09/2007 - 07/2010

Ph.D. in Political Science (summa cum laude), University of Mannheim

  • 10/2002 - 07/2007

Master in Political Science and Economics, University of Heidelberg

  • 01/2006 - 07/2006

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, Visiting Student

  • 09/2005 - 01/2006
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Grenoble, France, Visiting Student

Academic positions


  • 10/2016 - today

Professor (W3) of Comparative Political Behavior, Humboldt University of Berlin

  • 04/2015 - 09/2016

Professor (W3) of Comparative Politics, University of Hamburg

  • 04/2013 - 03/2015

Professor (W2) of Empirical Political Science, University of Bamberg

  • 05/2012 - 03/2013

Juniorprofessor (W1) for Policy Analysis and Public Administration, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz

  • 09/2010 - 04/2012

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations/Nuffield College, University of Oxford

  • 08/2011 - 08/2012

External Research Fellow, Research College The Transformative Power of Europe, Free University of Berlin

  • 09/2010 - 08/2012

External Research Fellow, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, University of Mannheim

  • 08/2009

Teaching Assistant, ECPR Summer School on Methods and Techniques, Course: Quantitative Text Analysis, Lecturers: Kenneth Benoit and Will Lowe 

  • 03/2009 - 06/2009

Visiting Fellow, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse/USA

  • 02/2008 - 01/2010

Teaching Fellow, Chair of Political Science and Contemporary History, Prof. Dr. Berthold Rittberger, University of Mannheim, Germany



  • 05/2013

Best Paper Award of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA)

  • 09/2011

Best PhD Thesis Award of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)

  • 07/2011

Lorenz-von-Stein Award for the best dissertation in Political Science, Sociology and Psychology at the University of Mannheim

  • 02/2010

Young Scholar Award, University of Mannheim, Award for outstanding performances and innovative projects of doctoral students in the social sciences

  • 12/2008
Honorary Mention Award, Best Paper Competition, 4th Annual Graduate Conference in Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy, Jerusalem


  • 09/2010 - 08/2012

Anglo-German State of the State Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Oxford, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation

  • 04/2009

Travel grant, EUSA 11th Biennial Conference, Los Angeles

  • 03/2009 - 06/2009

Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Program for a Visiting Fellowship at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in Syracuse/USA

  • 07/2008 - 07/2009

Ph.D. scholarship, State Foundation Baden-Württemberg

  • 05/2008

Travel grant, Transatlantic Graduate Workshop on European Integration and Multilevel Governance, directed by Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks

  • 09/2007 - 08/2010

Ph.D. scholarship, Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Mannheim

  • 01/2006 - 07/2006
Erasmus scholarship for the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Research grants

  • 10/2014 - 09/2017

German Research Foundation, Project Title: Bringing policies back in: Explaining payoff allocation in coalition governments, Cooperation Partner: Hanna Bäck (University of Lund), Grant amount: €334,394

  • 01/2014 - 11/2014

Internal Research Promotion University of Bamberg, Project Title: Do governments keep their promises? A comparative analysis of the fulfilment of legislative pledges, Cooperation partner: Radoslaw Zubek (University of Oxford), Grant amount: €1,882

  • 10/2013 - 09/2015

Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Project Title: Interest representation in Germany: A longitudinal study of interest groups registered at the Bundestag, Grant amount: €100,000

  • 09/2011 - 08/2012

British Academy, Project Title: Citizens, interest groups and legislative activity: A longitudinal study of interest representation, Grant amount: £7,124

  • 08/2011 - 08/2013

American National Science Foundation, Project Title: Framing Policy Debates in the European Union, Grant amount: $ 300,000, with Frank Baumgartner and Christine Mahoney

  • 06/2009 - 08/2010
Karin-Islinger-Foundation, Project Title: Interest Group Influence on Policy Formulation in the European Union, Grant amount: €1,000