Positions

Universitat de Barcelona                                                              Since 10/2019

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Institutions and Political Economy Research Group, School of Economics
  • ERC Project "The Birth of Party Democracy", PI: Carles Boix

LMU Munich                                                                                  10/2016-9/2019

  • Assistant Professor (Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer)
  • Department of Political Science

Harvard University                                                                                  1-4/2019

  • Visiting Researcher
  • Department of Government

University of Nottingham                                                                   9-10/2017

  • Visiting Researcher
  • School of Politics and International Relations

Universidad de Málaga                                                                          3-4/2016

  • Visiting Researcher and Lecturer
  • Department of Economics

LMU Munich                                                                                  10/2011-9/2016

  • Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer
  • Department of Political Science

Education

LMU Munich                                                                                    10/2012-7/2016

  • Dr. rer. pol. (PhD) in Political Science and Statistics (summa cum laude)
  • Title: A Party-Varying Model of Issue Voting: A Cross-National Study
  • Advisors: Paul W. Thurner (Political Science), Gerhard Tutz (Statistics)
  • PhD Program: Statistics: Theory & Methods of Empirical Modelling
  • PhD Study Grant: German National Academic Foundation
  • Nominated for the ECPR Jean Blondel PhD Prize

Universidad de Málaga                                                                  8/2008-7/2009

  • Visiting Student

LMU Munich                                                                                    10/2006-7/2011

  • M.A. in Political Science, Sociology and Statistics (1.38)
  • Examiner: Paul W. Thurner (Political Science), Norman Braun (Sociology),
    Carolin Strobl (Statistics)

Gymnasium der Ursulinen-Schulstiftung, Straubing                  1997-2006

  • German Abitur 

Talks & Conferences

Invited Talks and Workshops

  • Economics Department, Universidad de Málaga, 4/2020 (postponed)
  • Workshop “Recent Developments of Spatial Models of Party Competition”, Mannheim, 7/2019
  • Workshop “Bringing Politics into the Study of the European Union”, LMU Munich, 11/2018
  • Colloquium Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), 9/2018
  • Workshop “New Developments in Spatial Models of Party Competition”, Konstanz, 7/2017
  • Economics Department, Universidad de Málaga, 4/2016

Conferences

  • PolMeth Europe 2020, Hamburg, 9/2020 (postponed)
  • ECPR Virtual General Conference, 8/2020
  • Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association, 6/2020 (accepted)
  • 2019 German Stata Users Group Meeting, Munich, 5/2019
  • ECPR General Conference, Hamburg, 8/2018
  • Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association, Vienna, 6/2018
  • Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, specialist group, Nottingham, 9/2017
  • Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, 4/2017
  • Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association, Vienna, 6/2015
  • Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, 4/2015
  • Annual Conference of the Department of Statistics, LMU Munich, 7/2014
  • Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association, Edinburgh, 6/2014
  • Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, 4/2014
  • Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association, Barcelona, 6/2013
  • Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, 4/2013
  • ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Mainz, 3/2013
  • Annual Conference of the Department of Statistics, LMU Munich, 7/2012

Panel Organization

  • “Spatial Models of Party Competition and Recent Trends in European Policy Spaces”
    (with Anna-Sophie Kurella), ECPR Virtual General Conference, Innsbruck, 8/2020

Professional Service

Referee: Electoral Studies, Political Science Research and Methods, European Journal of Political Research,

European Political Science Review, Government and Opposition, Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (Journal of

Political Science) [Publons]


Department and Faculty Service:
Deputy Women's Representative of the Faculty of Social Sciences, LMU Munich, 10/2016–12/2018

  • Member of the Departmental Council of the Political Science Department
  • Member of an Appointment Committee
  • Networking Meetings Organization: Events Series on Gender Equality “BETTER TOGETHER

Other Service: Member of the Selection Committee of future fellows of the German National
Academic Foundation (since 2015)

 

Training

Methods Training

  • A Primer to Web Scraping and Text Mining with R (Simon Munzert),                                                                                                             LMU Munich, Department of Political Science, 2018
  • Interdisciplinary Seminar on Voting Behavior (Helmut Küchenhoff, Paul W. Thurner),                                                                              LMU Munich, Department of Political Science and Department of Statistics, 2012–2014
  • Introduction to Bayesian Analysis (Susumu Shikano), Content Analysis (Aude Bicquelet),                                                                        ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques, Ljubljana, 2012
  • Causal Inference in the Social Sciences (Ben Jann),                                                                                                                                          GESIS Spring Seminar: Causality, Structural Equation Modeling with AMOS and Mplus, Cologne, 2012
  • Mathematics for the Social Sciences (Jeff Gill),                                                                                                                                                 ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques, Vienna, 2012
  • Program PROFiL (Professional in Teaching),                                                                                                                                              Training Center LMU Munich, 2012
  • Structural Equation and Multilevel Modeling Using Mplus (Jens Vogelgesang, Michael Scharkow),                                                          LMU Munich, Department of Communication Studies and Media Research, 2011

Teaching Training and other Workshops

  • Seminars of the LMU Center of Leadership and People Management, 2016–2019
  • Workshops of the Graduate CenterLMU for postdocs and doctoral students, 2012–2019
  • Workshops of the German National Academic Foundation, 2013–2015
  • Program PROFiL (Professional in Teaching), Training Center LMU Munich, 2012

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association,

European Political Science Association, European Consortium for Political Research,

The Society for Political Methodology, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Wahlforschung,

Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft

Skills

Software: R, STATA, LIMDEP/NLOGIT, WinBUGS, Mplus, Visual Basic, LATEX;

                  XHTML, JavaScript, CSS
Languages: German (native), English/Spanish (fluent), Portuguese/Italian (beginner)