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. 

University Education

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.

Academic Awards

2013. Journal of European Public Policy (JEPP), prize for the most downloaded article [co-authored article published in JEPP 18(2)].

2012. Swiss Institute for International Studies (SIAF), best social science dissertation at ETH/ University of Zurich.

2011. Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS), International Geneva Award. The Jury selects the prize-winning article on the basis of originality, direct relevance for International Organizations and strength of the methodology applied [co-authored article published in Democratization 18(4)].

2011. European Union Studies Association (EUSA), best conference paper.

2010. International Studies Association (ISA), Carl Beck Award for best graduate student paper.

2010. European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), best graduate student paper.

shortlisted for Swiss Political Science Association (SVPW) Young Scholar Award for best dissertation; ETH Medal for outstanding dissertation.