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I am a Visiting Professor (Vertretung W3) of Comparative Politics at the Freie Universität Berlin. As of October 1, 2020 I will be working as Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of Comparative Politics at the University of Potsdam.

My research is in comparative politics with a regional focus on Eastern Europe and the Post-Soviet area. I am particularly interested in issues of rule of law, constitutionalism, constitutional design, minority rights as well as executive-legislative relations.

I previously held positions as postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, at the Humboldt University Berlin and at the University of Göttingen. I studied Political Science and History at the University of Passau and received my PhD for the thesis “Constitutions and Presidents. How Formal Rules Constrain and Empower” after my graduate studies at the Humboldt University Berlin. During my time as a graduate student, I held a research and teaching position at the Humboldt University Berlin, was a visiting PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin and worked as a researcher for the Comparative Constitutions Project.