Curriculum Vitae


Academic Positions

2020 – present

Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
Professor of International Relations
Leader of Leibniz Junior Research Group (German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Germany)

2019 – 2020

German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg, Germany
Senior Research Fellow
Leader of Leibniz Junior Research Group

2013 – 2019

University of Goettingen and German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg, Germany
Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor) of Global Governance and Comparative Regionalism

2015 – 2016  

European University Insitute, Florence, Italy
Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow

2011 – 2013

Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Postdoctoral fellow on the project "Causes and Consequences of Multilevel Governance", directed by Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks 


2007 – 2012

St. Antony's College, Oxford University, UK
Doctorate in International Relations (D.Phil.)

2005 – 2007

St. Antony's College, Oxford University, UK
Master in Politics: European Politics and Society (M.Phil) 

2001 – 2004

University of Osnabrück, Germany
Bachelor in European Studies (B.A.)

Awards and Grants (selection)

2018 – 2021

         Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony and Volkswagen        
, Germany
         Project grant for "The Authority of International Organizations and  
         Institutional Overlap" (3 years, with Yoram Haftel, Hebrew University
         Jerusalem, Israel)

2018 – 2023

Leibniz Association
Junior Research Group on "Sources and Consequences of Legitimation Strategies of Regional Organizations" (5 years)


Teaching Award
Department of Social Sciences, University of Goettingen

2015 – 2018

Daimler-and-Benz Foundation
Project grant for "Diffusing the EU Model? The European Union’s Influence on Regional Organizations" (3 years)


University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
European Union Fellow, Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE)

2010 – 2011

Free University of Berlin, Germany
Predoctoral fellow, Research College, The Transformative Power of Europe

2003 – 2010

Foundation of German Business (sdw)
Scholarship for undergrate, graduate and postgraduate studies

2005 – 2009

Economic and Social Research Council, UK
Student Quota Award (2+2)


Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University, UK
Abbey-Santander Award and Cyril Foster Award for D.Phil fieldwork in South America, Southern Africa and Southeast Asia 

2004 – 2005

Carlo Schmid Programme [»]
Program funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German National Merit Foundation to support internships in international organizations     

1996 – 1997

Parlamentarisches Patenschaftsprogramm [»»]
Exchange program sponsored by the German Bundestag and the US Congress