I am an associate professor of International Relations in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz (since 2020). Before, I was researcher at the Chair for Political Psychology at the University of Mannheim (2014-20) and at the Chair for Political Sociology at the University of Bamberg (2010-14). I received my doctorate degree from the University of Bamberg in 2016, with a dissertation showing how the information context and core postures toward war and transatlantic cooperation interact in shaping German citizens’ attitudes toward military missions abroad.
In my current research, 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.
Other research interests of mine include national identity, voting behaviour and public opinion, and political psychology.
I have (co-)authored two books and numerous articles on these topics, which have been published in outlets such as the British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Review of Political Economy, and European Journal of Political Research.