Academic Work

Academic Appointments

 

2017. Senior Scientist, Department of Political Science, University of Salzburg

 

2016. Visiting Professor, Chair of German Politics, University of Oldenburg

 

2016. Visiting Professor, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Grenoble

 

2015. Visiting Professor, Chair of Comparative Politics, University of Greifswald

 

2008-2015. Junior Professor of Political Science, Department of Political and Communication Science, University of Greifswald, successful mid-term evaluation

 

2015. Runner-up (2nd place), Full Professor for Political Sociology, Institut d'Études Politiques, Grenoble

 

2013. Visiting Professor, Chair of German Politics and Politics of the European Union, Center for the Study of Democracy and Department of Political Science, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

 

2011. Successful evaluation as Junior Professor (equivalent to habilitation), University of Greifswald

 

2009-2011. Head of Department, Department of Political and Communication Science, University of Greifswald

 

2003-2008. Research Assistant, Center for the Study of Democracy and Department of Political Science, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

 

2001-2003. Research Assistant, Department of Social Sciences, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

 

 

Visiting Researcher Positions

 

2015. Institut d'Etudes Politiques Paris, Centre d'Etudes Européennes/LIEPP, March 2015

 

2014. École Normale Supérieur / École d'Économie de Paris, October 2014

 

2013. Université de Montréal, Canada Research Chair in Electoral Studies, October 2013 – March 2014

 

 

Education

 

2007. Ph.D., Center for the Study of Democracy and Department of Political Science, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

 

2000. Diploma in Political Science, Otto-Suhr-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin

 

1997. Diplôme International de l'Institut d'Études Politiques Paris

 

1996. Intermediate Diploma (Vordiplom), Department of Social Sciences, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

 

 

Honours and Awards

 

2008. Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation Publication Award, awarded to “Von der typologischen zur dimensionalen Analyse parlamentarischer Demokratien: konzeptionelle Überlegungen am Beispiel Mittelosteuropas”, in: Politische Vierteljahresschrift 49 (4), 669-694”

 

 

Service to the Profession

 

Member, Commission on Budget, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Greifswald, since 2014

 

Speaker, German Political Science Association’s Section on Comparative Politics, 2012-2015

 

Head, Commission on Library and Digital Infrastructure, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Greifswald, 2012-2013

 

Head, Department of Political and Communication Science, University of Greifswald, 2009-2011

 

Member, Faculty Council, Faculty of Educational, Cultural, and Social Sciences, University of Lüneburg, 2006-2008