I am a social scientist with a background in political and computer science, mainly interested in political psychology, quantitative methods, comparative electoral behaviour, and social/collective identity.

image002Currently, I am a post-doctoral research fellow at the chair of Prof. Dr. Achim Goerres, University of Duisburg-Essen and the project manager of the first Immigrant German Election Study (IMGES). 

My doctoral research, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Kai Arzheimer, focused on the measurement of party identification within the social identity approach. Drawing on current social identity research, I adapted two measurement instruments, the Identification with a Psychological Group (IDPG)-scale by Mael and Tetrick (1992) and the Single-Item Measure of Social Identification by Postmes et al. (2013) to allow for the measurement of multiple party identifications. I received my PhD in April 2016.

Updates and current working papers can also be found on my ResearchGate account.