Curriculum Vitae


04/2011-04/2016 University of Mainz, Germany

Ph.D. in Political Science (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kai Arzheimer).

09/2008-05/2009 University of Glasgow, UK

Exchange year, Political Science and Computer Science.

10/2005-03/2011 University of Mainz and University of Freiburg, Germany

Magister Artium (= Master of Arts)
Joint degree: Political Science (major), Computer Science, and Accounting.
Master thesis „The voters of the extreme right – an empirical analysis of the NPD’s voters 1969“.

Professional Experiences

Since 10/2016: Post-Doctoral Researcher & Project manager (Immigrant German Election Study)

Chair for Empirical Political Science, Prof. Dr. Achim Goerres, Department of Political Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg.

11/2015-09/2016: Post-Doctoral Researcher

German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), Berlin.

04/2011-11/2015 Research and teaching associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin)

Chair for German Politics and Political Sociology, Prof. Dr. Kai Arzheimer, Department of Political Science at the University of Mainz.

2005-2011 Internships and student jobs

  • Infratest-dimap, Berlin, Election surveys (3 months)
  • Europäische Akademie Berlin, Web administration/-programming (2 years)
  • fabio tripicchio e-mail-marketing, Freiburg i.Br., Market research, Accounting, and Web administration/-programming (6 years)
  • MSG Systems AG, Eschborn, Marketing assistent (1 year)
  • Trainee at Aperto AG, Berlin, Brand Communications (3 months)

Method Trainings

12.-17.08.2013 GESIS Summer School

Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling with MPLUS, Cologne, Prof. Jost Reinecke

14.-20.01.2013 ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques

Interpreting Binary Logistic Regression Models With Stata, Wien, Markus Wagner

15.-16.07.2012 Workshop

Computer-based text analysis with wordscore / R, Mainz, Dr. William Lowe

15.-28.08.2009 Sommer School

Multivariate Analysis with SPSS, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands, Dr. Ellen Hamaker

Grants and Awards

2014-2016 Junior member of the Gutenberg Academy for Young Researchers

2014 & 2016 Conference travel grants from the DAAD

2013, 2014, & 2015 Conference travel grants from the University of Mainz

2013 Research grant, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung (with Prof. Dr. Siegfried Schumann) ~30,000 Euros

Academic Functions


Section Co-Chair Electoral Politics at the ECPR Graduate Conference in Tartu (Section Chair: Martin Schultze)
Panel-Chair Sociological and Psychological Approaches for Explaining Electoral Behaviour


Elected member of the institute board (Institutsvorstand), Department of Political Science, JGU Mainz


Section Co-Chair Electoral Politics at the ECPR Graduate Conference in Innsbruck (Section Chair: Martin Schultze)
Panel Chair Contextual Factors in Voting Research
Panel Co-Chair Innovative Approaches to the Study of Voting Behaviour and Campaigns (Panel Chair: Jasmin Fitzpatrick)


Member of the appointment committee for the chair in Fachdidaktik, Department of Political Science, JGU Mainz



+++: LimeSurvey, Stata, SPSS, WordPress
++: MPLUS, R, Typo3

Programming/Markup languages

++: HTML/CSS3, Java, LaTeX, Oracle SQL, PHP
+: JavaScript


German (native speaker), English (C1), French (B1), and Russian (A2).