since Oct 2010
Ph.D Student, GK Soclife, University of Cologne.
Topic: “Crafting voting strategies under different political institutions”
Sep 2009 – Aug 2010
Ph.D Student, Trinity College Dublin.
Sep 2008 – Sep 2009
Master of Science in Comparative European Politics (M.Sc.), Trinity College Dublin
Topic: “Strategic voter learning”
Oct 2004 – Sep 2008
Bachelor of Arts in Political and Administrative Science (B.A.), University of Konstanz
Topic: “Diffusion of power in democracies: How institutional factors influence individual party preferences”
Apr 2011 – Sep 2011
Research fellow for the project: “The Dynamics of Inter-Party Competition” run by André Kaise, University of Cologne.
Sep 2009 – Mar 2011
Marie Curie fellow for the project: “Political Responses to Economic Change: De-Industrialization, Globalization and Service Sector Development” run by Anne Wren, Trinity Collge Dublin.
Oct 2008 – May 2009
Research assistant for the project: “Irish Election Study” of Michael Marsh, Research Assistent, Trinity College Dublin.
Feb 2008 – Aug 2008
Research assistent for the project: “Strategy, Anarchy or Lack of International Commitment? On the Logic of One-Sided Violence in Civil Wars” at the Chair in International Politics of Gerald Schneider, University of Konstanz
Mar 2007 – Oct 2007
German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), Intern, Kathmandu/Nepal
Sep 2010 – Apr 2011
Teaching Assistant to the course “Introduction to Politics”, Department of Political Science, Trinity College Dublin
Apr 2008 – Aug 2008
Teaching Assistant to the course “Comparative Politics”, Department of Politics and Management, University of Konstanz