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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.

I hold a PhD in Political Science from Humboldt University Berlin and a Habilitation in Political Science from the TUM School of Governance at the Technical University of Munich. As a Post-Doctoral Researcher I have worked at the Technical University of Dresden and the Technical University of Munich.

My research focuses on international and comparative politics, foreign and security policy, and comparative methods. My book Democratic Participation in Armed Conflict (Palgrave Macmillan) examines pathways toward war involvement and war abstention across 30 democracies and their conflict participation in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The book received the prestigious Dissertation Award from the German Political Science Association.

My forthcoming textbook Qualitative Comparative Analysis: Research Design and Application (Georgetown University Press) provides a thorough introduction to the research method of QCA, emphasizing research design and practical application.

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