Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor (Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer) of Political Science at the LMU Munich, working at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science. In the last three months, I joined the Government Department at Harvard University as a visiting researcher, and I spent research stays at the University of Nottingham and the Universidad de Málaga in the past. I received my PhD in Political Science and Statistics, and my M.A. (Political Science, Sociology, Statistics) from the LMU Munich.
My research interests lie in statistical modeling of political behavior and preference formation. I have specialized in categorical data analysis and discrete choice modeling as well as policy-based voting and party competition. In my dissertation, I studied how citizens respond to policy issues at the polls and which role issues play in determining the choice for different parties. My thesis was nominated for the Jean Blondel PhD Prize, awarded by the European Consortium for Political Research. My work has been published in West European Politics, Journal of Choice Modelling, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, and the Jahrbuch für Handlungs- und Entscheidungstheorie.
At the LMU Munich, I teach courses on quantitative methods, research designs, scientific writing, and comparative politics. I taught and lectured research methods as visiting lecturer at the Department of Economics at the Universidad de Málaga and the Institute of Political Science at the University of Innsbruck. During my doctoral studies, I participated several times as a teaching assistant at the ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques.