I am Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at Central European University in Vienna. Prior to this position I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Government, University of Vienna on the C3 project "Strong vs. Weak Governments and the Challenge of Economic Reforms", part of the Collaborative Research Center SFB 884 "Political Economy of Reforms" (SFB 884). I received my PhD in political science at the GESS at the University of Mannheim in Germany in 2019.
My research focuses on legislative policy making and voter behavior in parliamentary democracies. I study strategic timing of reforms, agenda setting, reform productivity and EU policy making and compliance. I am also interested in voter perceptions and political behavior in coalition settings in times of political polarization and digitalization, whereby I currrently study perceptions of coalition compromise and responsibility attribution and electoral accountability in coalition settings, party cues and political polarization on climate change and immigration issues, role of party leaders' gender for voters' party evaluations, as well as misinformation and voter perceptions of fake news. I have published articles in journals including the British Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, Electoral Studies & the Journal of European Public Policy. You can find my publications in my CV.
I have a strong interest in survey research and survey experiments, quantitative methods, programming and quantitative text analyses. I like to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and together with colleagues at the University of Mannheim and the University of Vienna I am involved in fielding panel survey questions within the German Internet Panel (GIP), as well as cross country surveys in up to 12 Central and Western European countries.