About me

My research is on comparative politics, with special focus on institutional development and party politics in Europe.

I completed my PhD at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, in 2017. In my thesis ‘Organizational Choices and Organizational Adaptability in Political Parties’, I used a mixed-methods approach to explain why Christian democratic parties in Western Europe have varied in their ability to adapt to changing social and political conditions. My research draws on archival work in several European countries and was funded by Nuffield College and the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Oxford.

During my PhD, I was a Visiting Researcher at Yale University and the University of Vienna.

Before starting my doctorate, I received an MPhil in Comparative Government (with distinction) from Nuffield College, Oxford, in 2014 and a BA in Political Science (First Class) from FU Berlin in 2012.