Welcome to my website

I am a postdoctoral research fellow in political science at the Hochschule für Politik at the Technical University of Munich in Germany. My research interests lie at the intersection between international political economy and comparative politics. In my dissertation, I have investigated how foreign direct investment affects power maintenance in autocracies. Current research projects include determinants of aid allocation, effects of revolutions, advances in survey methodology, and the spread of international antitrust agreements. I teach courses on international relations, international political economy, and politics in autocratic regimes as well as supervise students writing their bachelor’s and master’s thesis.

I hold a PhD in political science from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Before coming to Zurich, I studied political science and economics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. In 2016, I have spent three months as a visiting PhD researcher at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Please see my curriculum vitae for more information.