biography

I’m a political scientist at the Centre for European Integration Research of the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna. At present, my research deals mainly with the judges at the Court of Justice of the European Union, more specifically with their appointment and judicial preferences. To study this topic, I am setting up an expert survey based on generous funding by the Austrian Science Fund, FWF.

More generally, I am interested in issues related to policy-making within European multi-level governance. Next to judicial politics, my substantive focus has been mostly on climate and environmental policy and the single market. I am also affiliated with the Regioparl Project that examines the role of regional parliaments in the EU.

I have worked at the Danube University Krems, the University of Innsbruck, the University of Bremen, and the Jacobs University Bremen. I graduated with a PhD in political science from the Bremen Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) on EU environmental politics under the constraints of joint-decision making. The resulting book “The EU’s Green Dynamism” was published with ECPR Press/Rowman & Littlefield.

I also rolled pretty good vegan maki in Montréal.

Download a PDF file of my full CV.

Interests

  • European Integration
  • Judicial Politics
  • Environmental and Climate Policy
  • Single Market Policy

Education

  • Doctorate (Dr. rer pol) in Political Science

    Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)

  • MA (Diplom) in Political Science

    University Bremen

recent publications

(2021). Remapping the European Agenda‐Setting Landscape. Public Administration 99(2): 290-303.

DOI

(2021). Policy making. In Andrew Jordan and Viviane Gravey (Eds.) Environmental Policy in the EU. Actors, Institutions and Processes (168-202). Fourth Edition. London: Routledge.

DOI

(2020). Der europäische Green Deal: Innovativ oder nur gut vermarktet?. DED Discussion Paper Series 7.

(2019). European Environmental Policy at 50. Five Decades of Escaping Decision Traps?. Environmental Policy and Governance 29(5): 315-325.

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(2019). Agenda-Dynamics in the European Politics of Land: Explaining the Soil Protection Gap. Research in Political Sociology 26: 97-120.

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curriculum vitae

Download my full CV and publication list in pdf format here.

 
 
 
 
 

Senior Postdoc, FWF Project

Centre for European Integration Research (EIF), Department of Political Science

2021 – Present University Vienna
FWF-funded project Trustees or Agents? The Appointment and Ideological Orientations of the Judges at the Court of Justice of the EU
 
 
 
 
 

Research Associate

Regioparl, Department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy

2020 – 2021 Danube University Krems
Research on Regional Parliaments in the European Union
 
 
 
 
 

Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science

2019 – 2019 University Innsbruck
Research and Teaching on European Policy and Politics
 
 
 
 
 

Assistant Professor

Centre for European Integration Research (EIF), Department for Political Science

2016 – 2019 University Vienna
Research and Teaching on European Policy and Politics
 
 
 
 
 

Travelling Factotum

Various employers

2015 – 2016 Canada (Québec, mostly)
Rolling Maki, Selling Pants, Hiking the Rockies
 
 
 
 
 

Affiliated Fellow

Centre of European Law and Politics (ZERP)

2014 – 2015 University Bremen
Finalizing PhD thesis
 
 
 
 
 

Research Associate

Collaborative Research Centre 597 “Transformations of the State”

2008 – 2014 University Bremen
Interdisciplinary Project on Trade Liberalisation and Social Regulation
 
 
 
 
 

Research Associate

Jacobs University Bremen

2007 – 2008 Bremen, Germany