Educational Background and Academic Positions

10/2016-present       LMU Munich

Assistant Professor at the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science



PhD Candidate in Political Science (major) and Statistics (minor)

Thesis: A Party-Varying Model of Issue Voting: A Cross-National Study
Advisors: Prof. Dr. Paul W. Thurner, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Tutz
PhD Program: Statistics: Theory & Methods of Empirical Modelling
Degree: Dr. rer. pol.

Shortlisted for the Jean Blondel PhD Prize

Study Grant by German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)



Research and Teaching Assistant at the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science



Studies in Political Science (major), Statistics and Sociology (minors)

Degree: M.A.



Student Research Assistant at the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science



Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Visiting Student




Student Assistant at the Student Record Office



Gymnasium der Ursulinen-Schulstiftung, Straubing
German Abitur

Visiting Positions


School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham, UK

Visiting Fellow



Department of Economics, Universidad de Malaga, Spain

Visiting Fellow and Lecturer


Methods Training


Department of Political Science and Department of Statistics, LMU Munich
Interdisciplinary Seminar on Voting Behavior (Helmut Küchenhoff, Paul W. Thurner)


ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Introduction to Bayesian Analysis (Susumu Shikano, University of Konstanz)
Content Analysis (Aude Bicquelet, London School of Economics)


GESIS Spring Seminar: Causality, Structural Equation Modeling with AMOS and Mplus, Cologne
Causal Inference in the Social Sciences (Ben Jann, University of Bern)


ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques, Vienna
Mathematics for the Social Sciences (Jeff Gill, Washington University in St. Louis)


GESIS, Mannheim
Meet the Data: Bundes- und Landtagswahlen bei GESIS [German Parliamentary and
State Elections]


Department of Communication Studies and Media Research, LMU Munich
(Thomas Hanitzsch)
Schätzung linearer Strukturgleichungsmodelle und Mehrebenenmodelle mit Mplus

[Structural Equation Modeling; Multilevel Modeling] (Jens Vogelgesang, Michael Scharkow,
University of Hohenheim)