I am a junior professor at the University of Greifswald studying the representation of women, citizens of immigrant origin, and ethnic minorities. The effects of electoral systems on different facets of representation are of particular interest for my research. I am further active in the field of executive studies, investigating the relationship between prime ministers’ career patterns and their performance in office.
I received my Ph.D. from the University of Salzburg in October 2017. The project answers the questions as to how electoral systems influence the inclusion of minority interests during parliamentary debates and their protection in public policies. Related publications appeared in the European Journal of Political Research and Representation. Before studying and working in Salzburg, I completed my Master's Degree in political science at the University of Bremen in 2014, for which I received the award for the best final grade of my year. My Master's thesis has been published in Ethnopolitics. After my Ph.D., I was as a postdoctoral researcher at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. I also held positions as visiting scholar the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy, 2016) working with Rainer Bauböck and the School of Public Affairs at the American University in Washington (D.C., USA, 2017) working with David Lublin (2017).
**** September 2019 ****
Proudly co-chairing the section "Political institutions and democratic anxieties" at the ECPR general conference in Wrocław (September 4-7).
**** August 2019 ****
Presenting brand-new research on prime-ministerial performance in Central and Eastern Europe at the APSA in Washington, DC (August 28-31).
**** March 2019 ****
I will be talking about "Women's political freedom in Europe" at the University of Vilnius (March 19) and Talinn (March 21). For details see the Facebook page of the Hochschulkontor.
**** January 2019 ****
Which conservative MPs voted against May's Brexit deal? Read my latest blog on Counting Counts which shows how MPs' social background and their districts matter for decisions to toe the party line.