I received my doctorate (DPhil) in political science from the University of Augsburg, Germany, in 2008 and my diploma (master’s degree-equivalent) in political science from the University of Augsburg, Germany, in 2001.
Prior to joining Laurier, I was assistant professor at the Technische Universität Darmstadt (2010-2013) and the FernUniversität in Hagen (2008-2010) as well as research assistant and lecturer at Universität Augsburg (2003-2008).
The main focus of my research is comparative federalism and multilevel politics more generally. I explore the patterns and implications of change in federations like Canada or Germany, as well as in regionalized states like the United Kingdom or Italy. I am also interested in the role of municipalities and supra- or international organizations. My current research focuses primarily on four topics:
I am willing to supervise students who are interested in questions related to federalism and multilevel governance, as well as students interested in American, Canadian or West European politics more generally.
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