Curriculum vitae


04/2011-04/2016 University of Mainz, Germany

Ph.D. Political Science (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kai Arzheimer).

09/2008-05/2009 University of Glasgow, UK

Exchange year, Political Science and Computer Science.

10/2005-03/2011 University of Mainz and Freiburg, Germany

Magister Artium (= Master of Arts)
Joint degree: Political Science (major), Computer Science, and Accounting.
Master thesis "The voters of the extreme right - an empirical analysis of the factors that influenced the NPD vote in 1969".

Professional Experiences

Since 10/2016: Post-Doctoral Researcher & Project manager

University of Duisburg-Essen

11/2015-10/2016: Post-Doctoral Researcher

German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), Berlin

04/2011-11/2015 Research and teaching associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin)

Chair for German Politics and Political Sociology, Department of Political Science at the University of Mainz

12/2010-02/2011 Trainee Project management

Corporate & Brand Communications at Aperto AG, Berlin

2005-2011 Internships and student jobs

Method Trainings

12.-17.08.2013 GESIS Summer School

Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling with MPLUS, Cologne, Prof. Jost Reinecke

14.-20.01.2013 ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques

Interpreting Binary Logistic Regression Models With Stata, Wien, Markus Wagner

15.-16.07.2012 Workshop

Computer-based text analysis with wordscore / R, Mainz, Dr. William Lowe

15.-28.08.2009 Sommer School

Multivariate Analysis with SPSS, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands, Dr. Ellen Hamaker

Grants and Awards

2014-2016 Junior member of the Gutenberg Academy for Young Researchers

2014 & 2016 Conference travel grants from the DAAD

2013, 2014, & 2015 Conference travel grants from the University of Mainz

2013 Research grant, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung (with Prof. Dr. Siegfried Schumann)



+++: LimeSurvey, Stata, SPSS, Wordpress
++: MPLUS, R, Typo3

Programming/Markup languages

++: HTML/CSS3, Java, LaTeX, Oracle SQL, PHP
+: JavaScript


German (native speaker), English (C1), and French (B1)