In my research I am mainly interested in explaining voter behavior and political attitudes on the national as well as local level. My research focuses on the explanation of voter‘ preferences regarding certain policies and political representation in different contexts. On the local level, I am particularly interested in the success of Independent Local Lists (ILL). Thereby I focus on the impact of party supply in municipal election, the issues of ILL, and the impact of populist attitudes on ILL support among voters.


6. Populist Parties and the Two-Dimensional Policy Space.
Accepted. European Journal of Political Research (with Robert A. Huber and Michael Jankowski)

5. Turning a blind eye on the black sheep. When are voters loyal to corrupt politicians?
Accepted. Acta Politica (with Michael Jankowski and Marcel Lewandowsky)

4. Who wants COVID-19 Vaccination to be Compulsory? The Impact of Party Cues, Left-Right Ideology and Populism. Online first. Politics (with Michael Jankowski, Robert A. Huber, Torren Frank, Leena Maas and Markus Tepe)

3. Abstiegserfahrungen in der Kommune und der Aufstieg Unabhängiger Wählergemeinschaften. Neue Befunde aus einem Mehrebenen-Kommunalwahlpanel. 2021. Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen. 52(1), 59-77 (with Markus Tepe and Michael Jankowski)

2. The Impact of Anti-Establishment Parties on the Electoral Success of Independent Local Lists. Evidence from Germany. 2022. Party Politics. 28(1), 127-136 (with Michael Jankowski and Markus Tepe)

1. NieKom. Eine neue Datenbasis für die kommunale Wahl- und Policyforschung in Niedersachsen. 2019. dms – der moderne staat. 12(2), 465-471 (with Michael Jankowski, Markus Tepe and Florian Erlbruch)

Under Review:

  1. Populist Parties and the two-dimensional Policy Space (R&R, with Robert A. Huber and Michael Jankowski)
  2. Coalition Preferences of Green Party Voters (with Michael Jankowski, Martin Gross and Florian Erlbruch)
  3. Political Trust and Populism: The Impact of Government Participation
  4. Populist Attitudes and Voting for Independent Local Lists: Evidence from a Conjoint Experiment (with Michael Jankowski and Markus Tepe)

Current Projects:

  1. The Impact of Gender Quotas on Female Candidate Mobilization (with Michael Jankowski)
  2. Preferences towards Gender Quotas: Experimental Evidence from Germany (with Michael Jankowski and Markus Tepe)
  3. VAA-Users‘ Information Behavior (with Christian Stecker and Michael Jankowski)
  4. Gender Stereotyping and Support for Gender Quota Implementation (with Michael Jankowski)
  5. The non-binary gender gap (with Thilo Dieing and Christian Stecker)

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