I am a Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Augsburg University. In my current research, I analyse different EU countries’ healthcare regulations with regard to refugees and asylum seekers. In addition, I study in different research projects the informal dimension of EU politics, the activism of EU supranational institutions, the institutional development of the European Parliament (EP), and the evolution of a European social policy.
My work is located mainly in Political Science, but also involves historiographical concepts and methods, thus aiming to bridge the disciplinary borders of History and Political Science.
Before coming to Augsburg, I have worked as a research assistant at the EURECON project at Glasgow University. From 2014 to 2018, I was a PhD student and academic assistant at the University of Luxembourg’s Institute of Political Science, and a Jean Monnet Guest Scholar at the Centre for European Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University (2015-2016). Since September 2017, I have been involved in the global data collection project ‘Varieties of Democracy’ (V-Dem) as country coordinator for Luxembourg.
I have published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes, have co-edited a JCER special issue on EU supranational activism and a volume with Routledge on ‘The Informal Construction of Europe‘ (for more details, please go to Publications). Keen to contribute to a lively exchange between the research community and the world outside academia, I have published a number of articles on academic blogs, and have commented on current and past political events and developments in various media.