I am a political scientist at the University of Oldenburg, Germany. I currently work as a Lecturer at the Working Groups ‚Political System of Germany‘ and ‚Civic Education‘.
In April 2021 I successfully defended my PhD-Thesis, entitled „Challenges to Democratic Representation: Party Competition, Party Elites, and Voters in Times of Populism“, at the University of Oldenburg. I hold a M.A. and B.A. in Political Science from the University of Salzburg.
In my research I mainly focus on the success of populism and its consequences for democracy and political representation. I am also particularly interested in the analysis of party and voter behavior on both the national and local level.