I am Political Scientist, currently serving as Senior Scientist at the Department of Political Science at University of Salzburg. My main research interests include comparative political institutions, institutional change and its consequences as well as comparative electoral research.
My courses taught revolve around the areas of Political Science Methods, Comparative Politics, Electoral Research, Social Science Statistics, Comparative Political Institutions as well as German Politics in Comparative Perspective.
I completed my Ph.D. at University of Lüneburg in 2007 under the supervision of Ferdinand Müller-Rommel and Bernhard Weßels. I also held positions as Research Assistant at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf (2000-2003), as Professor of Political Science Methods (2008-2015) and of Comparative Politics (2015-2016) at University of Greifswald (2008-2015), and as Visiting Professor at University of Oldenburg's Chair of German Politics.