My teaching repertoire covers a wide range of introductory courses as well as research seminars dealing with questions of current academic discourses.
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» List of completed BA and MA theses at my chair
- Lecture "Comparative Politics" (BA)
- Lecture "Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft" (BA)
- Lecture "Strategies of Social Science Inquiry" (MA)
- Seminar "Basics of the Scientific Method" (MA, Sciences Po)
- Seminar "Proposal Colloquium" (PhD)
- Seminar "Telecommunications Companies and Internet Shutdowns" (BA)
- Seminar "'Digital Citizenship'. The Impact of ICTs on Citizens’ Political Communication" (MA)
- Public Lecture "Von der Altersvorsorge bis zur Zusammenarbeit mit der EU— Eine Gesellschaft sieht Chancen und will gestalten"
Comparative and International Politics
- Comparative Politics (Warwick)
- Contemporary Themes in Comparative Politics (Warwick)
- Challenges of Democracy and Democratization (St.Gallen)
- Socialization Processes in and through International Institutions (Lucerne)
- External Democracy Promotion. Instruments and Strategies (Lucerne)
- Democracy & Human Rights in Conflict Management (St.Gallen)
- Art and Democracy (St.Gallen)
- Democracy in a Digitalizing Society (St.Gallen)
- Europe and Populism (St.Gallen)
- European Integration (ETH Zurich, Lucerne, Bern, FU Berlin, Heidelberg)
- The Political System of the European Union (Lucerne, FU Berlin, Heidelberg)
- The External Relations of the European Union (St.Gallen, ETH Zurich, Bern)
- Europeanization in Comparative Perspective (Lucerne)
- Justice and Home Affairs in the European Union (JMU Florence)
- Democracy and Research Methods (St.Gallen)
- Quantitative Data Analysis and Interpretation (Warwick)
- Qualitative Methods (Warwick)
- MA Thesis Lab (St.Gallen)
- PhD Methods Seminar (St.Gallen)
- 4th Swiss Summer School Democracy Studies "Democratization in a globalized and mediatized world", 26-30 June 2017 (St.Gallen)
Public Lecture Series
- 'Democracy in a digitalizing society', autumn term 2018 (St.Gallen)
- ‘Global Challenges and Global Governance: Climate Change’, autumn term 2007 (Lucerne)
My teaching philosophy reflects my interests in collaborative authorship as I prefer student-centred teaching that encourages learning by both students and teachers. I am very much interested in working with students, and to contribute to and develop research-based teaching in my areas of expertise.
My significant experience in teaching and mentoring at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels has been recognized as equivalent merit to the 2-year part-time, practice-based Masters level programme in academic and professional practice (PCAPP), obligatory for staff with teaching responsibilities at the University of Warwick.
I have ample experience in designing and directing study programmes. That is: At the University of St.Gallen, I serve as the academic director of the MA degree "International Affairs & Governance", which I considerably reformed in 2019. In Warwick, I was involved in the introduction of a BA and a MA programme in Politics, Big Data and Quantitative Methods, and directed the BA degree 'Politics & Modern Languages' as well as the BA degree 'Politics & History'. In Zurich, I was the scientific coordinator of the Doctoral Program of Democracy Studies in the context of the NCCR Democracy (10.2010-02.2011)
Impressions from MA seminar 'Art & Democracy', 2017, with Rebecca and Friedhelm Welge.