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I’m a political scientist and Visiting Scholar at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt, where I previously served as Interim Franz Haniel Professor for Public Policy.

In 2012, I received my PhD in Political Science from Humboldt University Berlin. I have worked as Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Technical University of Dresden and the Technical University of Munich, where I am in the process of pursuing my Habilitation.

My research focuses on international politics, foreign and security policy, comparative methods, and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). My book Democratic Participation in Armed Conflict examines pathways toward war involvement and war abstention across 30 democracies and their conflict participation in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. 

This website gives information on my research, teaching, and other professional activities.