I am a political scientist in the Global Governance unit of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. My research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of EU studies, international relations and comparative politics.
Besides decision-making in the European Commission I am particularly interested in the societal politicization of institutions beyond the nation state.
My work aims to combine solid theory with (hopefully) innovative
empirical analysis. Luckily, this often involves the more immediate
gratifications of a little programming and quantitative text analysis.
This personal website contains information on my professional bio, summarizes my academic record, provides replication data, and will once in a while offer some random thoughts on politics and its scientific analysis.