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 article in JEPP 17(2)

(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  [»]

(3) Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS)
     2011 International Geneva Award for the best paper published on
     a subject related to International Studies, for co-authored article in 
     Democratization 18(4) [»]
(2) International Studies Association (ISA)
     2010 Carl Beck Award for Best Graduate Student Conference Paper [»]

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

My full CV is available upon request.