Foto_websiteI am an associate professor of International Relations in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz. Before, I worked at the University of Mannheim (2014-20) and the University of Bamberg (2010-14) as a pre-/post-doctoral researcher.

My research is focused on the comparative analysis of micro data and comparative political sociology. One focus of my work is on the intersection of political psychology and international politics. Here I research public opinion on classical issues of international relations, international political economy, and European integration. I am also interested in national identity at the mass level. In particular, my research focuses on the implications of citizens subscribing to multiple, potentially inconsistent ideas about the nation in times of increasing contestation of national identity at the societal level. A third strand of my research deals with political participation, turnout and vote choice in particular.

I have (co-)authored two books and numerous articles on these and other topics, which have been published in outlets such as the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research, International Review of Political Economy, Journal of Communication, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of European Public Policy, and Public Opinion Quarterly.

Currently, I collaborate with researchers from nine European countries to examine the dynamic relationship between elites and masses in policy-making about common defence in the multi-level European system. This project (Fighting together, moving apart? European common defence and shared security in an age of Brexit and Trump) is funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung. For more information about the project, visit the project homepage.

On these pages, you find information about my research, publications (with links to the reproduction files), and my CV. See also my Google Scholar page.