Date of birth: November 1979 | Nationality: German

Academic Positions

since 08.2015 University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. Full Professor (Ordinaria) of Comparative Politics, Department of Political Science.

09.2012-07.2015 University of Warwick, United Kingdom. Leverhulme Trust Visiting Fellow (2012/3), Assistant Professor (2013/4), Associate Professor (2014/5), Department of Politics and International Studies.

08.2011-08.2012. European University Institute (EUI) Florence, Italy. Max Weber Fellow, Political and Social Science Department.

03.2006-09.2012. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland. Doctoral researcher (2006-11), Post-doctoral researcher (2011/2), Centre for Comparative and International Studies. 


2011. Ph.D. in Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland.

2006. Combined B.A/M.A. ("Magister") in Political Science, with Minors in Psychology, Media and Communication Studies. Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg & University of Mannheim [joint degree], Germany.


(6) Journal of European Public Policy (JEPP)
     2013 Annual JEPP Prize for the Most Downloaded Article not from a special
     issue, for article in JEPP 17(2) with S. Richter

(5) Swiss Institute of International Studies (SIAF)
      2012 SIAF Award for the Best Social Science Dissertation at ETH 
      Zurich/University of Zurich [»]

(4) European Union Studies Association
     2011 EUSA Prize for Best Conference Paper presented at the 2009
     EUSA Conference [»]

(3) Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS)
     2011 International Geneva Award for the best paper published on
     a subject related to International Studies that are particularly
     relevant for International Organisations, for article in Democratization 18(4)      with S. Lavenex, F. Schimmelfennig, et al.  [»]
(2) International Studies Association (ISA)
     2010 Carl Beck Award for Best Graduate Student Conference Paper
     presented at the 2009 ISA Annual Meeting [»]

(1) European Consortium for Political Research 
(ECPR), Standing
     Group on International Relations (SGIR)
     2010 Award for the Best Graduate Student Conference Paper 
     presented at the 2010 Pan-European Conference on International  

My full CV is available upon request.