I am a political scientist studying bureaucracies, and authoritarian survival. The geographic focus of my research to date has been Eastern Europe and the former Eastern Bloc.

As the main part of my fieldwork, I have conducted archival research at the archives of the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records (BStU) and constructed a dataset based on files of almost 300 informants of the Stasi. My dissertation offers lessons about authoritarian survival that emerge from the analysis of these files.

In September 2017 I will be joining Blavatnik School of Government (University of Oxford) as a Researcher on the History of UK Spending Control Project.

You can find my current CV here.