I’m an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science of the University of Innsbruck. My research interest include the dynamics of multi-veto constellations and judicial politics in the EU. Substantively, I focus on environment and single market policy.
Before starting at the Department of Political Science, I worked at the Centre for European Integration Research (EIF, Uni Vienna). I was trained as political scientist at the Bremen Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), where I graduated with a doctoral thesis 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.
A full CV is available here.
Doctorate (Dr. rer pol) in Political Science
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)
MA (Diplom) in Political Science
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I am currently teaching “Between Law and Politics: The Constitution and Regulation of the European Single Market” (402170 VU Politikwissenschaftliche Schwerpunktsetzung 1).
From the course description:
Although little discussed, the Single Market is at the heart of European integration, the most deeply integrated of all policy-areas. This advanced seminar explains how the Single Market works in theory and practice. Through different examples, ranging from goods to services and competition policy, it examines when and why the Single Market affects seemingly unrelated policies on the EU and national level, creating tensions that may push toward further integration. The conceptual focus is on the interplay of law and politics in creating and regulating the Single Market. This includes central institutions and actors such as the European Court of Justice and the EU’s legal system as well as the European Commission as guardian of the Treaty and highest competition authority.
Through this advanced class, students will
- know the principles on which the Single Market is built, and be able to identify its major successes and challenges.
- understand how the Single Market affects various policy areas on the national and EU level
- be able to distinguish between legal and political integration
- apply these concepts to compare different policy-areas related to the single market
- be able to research as well as discuss and critically evaluate selected political science literature through different media (writing, graphics, presenting).
Download my full CV and publication list in pdf format here.