Curriculum Vitae


10/2020 University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Habilitation, venia legendi in Political Science.

04/2016 University of Mainz, Germany

PhD (Dr. phil.) in Political Science (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kai Arzheimer).

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

Exchange year, Political Science and Computer Science.

03/2011 University of Mainz, 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 04/2022 Full Professor of Political Science (W3)

University of Bamberg, Germany

Since 10/2023 Visiting Professor (5%)

KU Leuven, Belgium

12/2019-12/2022 Head of Research Cluster on Data and Methods & DeZIM.fdz

German Centre for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM), Berlin, Germany

10/2020-03/2022 Privatdozentin (Senior Research Fellow)

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

10/2016-11/2019: 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, Germany

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

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

04/2012-11/2015 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, Germany

04/2011-03/2012 Research and Teaching Associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin)

Chair for German Politics and Political Sociology, Prof. Dr. Jürgen W. Falter, Department of Political Science at the University of Mainz, Germany


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 (8 years)
  • MSG Systems AG, Eschborn, Marketing assistant (1 year)
  • Trainee at Aperto AG, Berlin, Brand Communications (3 months)

Academic Functions

Grants and Awards

  • 2021, DFG (with Prof. Dr. Achim Goerres & Prof. Dr. Dennis C. Spies), Immigrant German Election Study II: A local panel study, 530,330 Euros total (own part: 48,164 Euros)
  • 2020, BMFSFJ – Racism Monitoring (with Dr. Susanne Veit), New measures for implicit attitudes, 60,000 Euros
  • 2020, BMFSFJ – Racism Monitoring (with Dr. Stephanie Müßig), Measuring Racism in Law Text Books, 32,800 Euros
  • 2020, Workshop grant, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung (with Dr. Arndt Leininger), Actors without arena? Bringing the political behavior of youths and immigrants in to the mainstream“, 19,000 Euros
  • 2019, Research grant, Programme for excellent junior scientists at the University of Duisburg-Essen, 21,000 Euros
  • 2017-2019 Member of the Global Young Faculty V
  • 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


Method Trainings

26.07-06.08.2021 Essex Summer School virtual
Causal Inference and Experiments in the Social Sciences & Introduction to Applied Bayesian Statistics

27.-28.06.2019 Workshop
Introduction to quanteda, Münster, Ken Benoît

30.04.2019 Workshop
Introduction to Natural Language Processing, Barcelona, Diana Zavala-Rojas

25.10.2018 Workshop
Introduction to Computational Text Analysis, Barcelona, Rochelle Terman

12.-17.08.2013 GESIS Summer School
Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling with MPLUS, Cologne, 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, William Lowe

15.-28.08.2009 Sommer School
Multivariate Analysis with SPSS, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands,  Ellen Hamaker



+++: LimeSurvey, Stata, WordPress

Programming/Markup languages

+++: LaTeX, R
+: Java,  Python, Oracle SQL


German (native speaker), English (C1), and Italian (B2)