I am a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in the field of comparative politics and public policy analysis at the
My main areas of research interest include party politics, agenda-setting and religion in morality, social and health policies. Moreover, I work on questions related to collaborative regulatory governance with a particular focus on religious communities.
I completed a Ph.D in political science at the University of Konstanz in January 2015 under the supervision of Christoph Knill and Christoffer Green-Pedersen. My thesis explores patterns of agenda-setting and politicization on morality issues and its consequences in terms of policy change in Germany and Spain.
30 August 2016
Conditionally acceptance of the paper "When Morality Policies meet Governance: Private governance as response to value-driven conflicts" by the Journal of Public Policy.
15 August 2016
Radio Interview "Fernstraßenverkehr", Henning Cordes, NDR Info, 11 September 2016, 17:30.
05 August 2016
Paper accepted for publication: "Politicisation without party discipline. A new perspective on Christian Democracy in modern times." Parliamentary Affairs (forthcoming) (accepted 03 August 2016).
14 July 2016
Organization of the department workshop "Multimethod Research in Political Science" with Prof. Dr. Ingo Rohlfing, Political Science Department, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 14 July 2016.
08 July 2016
Organization of the panel "Collaborative regulatory governance in the field of morality policies" and presentation of the paper "Collaborative regulatory governance: The role of religious communities in the implementation of morality policies in Germany" (with C. Preidel), 6th Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance, Tilburg University, 6‐8 July 2016.
02 July 2016
Organization of the panel "Electoral Institutions and the European Parliament" and paper presentation "Gender Quotas in European Elections and their Effect on Political Performance in the European Parliament" (with Elena Frech), ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments, Munich, 1-2 July 2016.
06 June 2016
Paper presentation "Divergence in regulating Islamic religious education in Germany" , Workshop "Migration und Integration als politische Herausforderung – Vergleichende Analysen zu politisch-kulturellen Voraussetzungen der Migrationspolitik und Reaktionen", University of Leipzig, 2-4 June
11 May 2016
Invited talk "Who are the agents of societal minorities?", Public Policy School, Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary, 11 May 2016.
30 April 2016
Accepted panel proposal "Electoral Institutions and the European Parliament". Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments, Munich, July 2016.
08 April 2016
Acceptance of the paper proposal "Divergence in regulating Islamic religious education in Germany" for the workshop on "Migration und Integration als politische Herausforderung – Vergleichende Analysen zu politisch-kulturellen Voraussetzungen der Migrationspolitik und Reaktionen", University of Leipzig, 2-4 June 2016.
25 March 2016
Acceptance of the panel proposal "The religious factor in morality policies" for the ECPR General Conference, Charles University in Prague, 7-10 September 2016.
23 March 2016
New publication out: "Moralpolitik in Deutschland. Konformität mit internationalen Trends und öffentlicher Meinung" in Ulrike Ackermann und Hans Jörg Schmidt (eds.), Genuss - Askese - Moral. Über die Paternalisierung des guten Lebens. Frankfurt: Humanities Online, 23-25. (co-authors C. Knill, C. Adam, S. Heichel, S. Hurka, C. Preidel)
17 February 2016
Radio interview, NDR Info, Das Forum.
02 February 2016
I am now a Mentor in the Mentoring Programm of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the LMU (Ment15). I would be very pleased to support a Master or Doctoral Student. The deadline for applicatioin is 15 February 2016.
30 January 2016
Radio interview with Ingo Kahle, rbb.
25 January 2016
Call for papers "The religious factor in morality policies" for the ECPR General Conference, Charles University in Prague, 7-10 September 2016. In case you are interested, please send us an abstract until February 8, 2016.
18 January 2016
Acceptance of panel proposal "Collaborative regulatory governance in the field of morality policies" for the 6th Biennial Conference ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance, Tilburg University, 6‐8 July 2016.