I am a PhD student at the Graduate School of Decision Sciences and an affiliated member of the "Communication, Networks and Contention" Research Group. Previously, I received a MSc in Conflict Resolution from the University of Essex (2016) and a MA in Politics and Administration from the University of Konstanz (2016). In 2014, I completed a BA in Politics and Administration at the same university. My research interests include non-violent and violent contentious politics, authoritarian regimes, the impact of modern information technology and quantitative methods.