I’m a research associate at the Department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy (DED) and Regioparl at the Danube University Krems. My research deals mainly with issues of policy-making within the European system of multi-level governance, with a substantive focus on European judicial politics as well as climate and environment policy.

Before starting at the DED, I worked at the Department of Political Science at the University Innsbruck and at the Centre for European Integration Research (EIF) at the University 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.

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


  • Doctorate (Dr. rer pol) in Political Science

    Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)

  • MA (Diplom) in Political Science

    University Bremen

recent publications

(2020). Remapping the European Agenda‐Setting Landscape. Public Administration (online first).


(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.


(2018). The EU’s Green Dynamism: Deadlock and Change in Energy and Environmental Policy. London: Rowman & Littlefield/ECPR Press.


curriculum vitae

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


Research Associate

Regioparl, Department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy

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

Assistant Professor

Institute of Political Science

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

Assistant Professor

Centre for European Integration Research (EIF), Institute 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