I am Interim Professor of Political Science in the "Communication, Networks and Contention" Research Group. Prior to joining the University of Konstanz, I was postdoctoral researcher at Heidelberg University.
In 2014, I obtained my PhD at the University of Essex. I am also associate fellow at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). My research interests include international determinants of political regimes and conflict, as well as the measurement of regime transitions and state capacity.