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Biography

Thank you for your interest in my personal website! I am a Ph.D. Researcher at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy. In my Ph.D. dissertation, I am analyzing past and more recent crises of European integration, seeking to explain the variation in crisis outcomes. More specifically, I am exploring how the EU and its member states have dealt with ‘quasi-constitutional’ crises affecting core features of the EU polity and which impact those crises have had on the European integration process.

I am holding a master degree in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges, and a master degree in Political Science from Trier University. My research interest include European integration, EU politics, European integration theory, and Franco-German political relations in Europe. Recently, I was a visiting researcher at the Institute for European Studies at Free University Brussels, focusing on the EU’s economic recovery from the corona pandemic and the German EU Council Presidency. My latest published research include “Economic ideas, party politics, or material interests? Explaining Germany’s support for the EU corona recovery plan” (JEPP, forthcoming), “Embedded Bilateralism, Integration Theory, and European Crisis Politics: France, Germany, and the Birth of the EU Corona Recovery Fund” (JCMS, 2021, with Ulrich Krotz), and “An Old Couple in a New Setting: Franco-German Leadership in the Post-Brexit EU” (Politics and Governance, 2021, with Ulrich Krotz).

Besides my research, I have worked as student research assistant at the Chair for Comparative Politics at Trier University and at the Global Governance Programme at the EUI’s Robert Schuman Centre. I have tought undergraduate classes and workshops in European integration, European political economy, and EU crisis politics at Trier University, Scuola Superiore Pisa Sant’Anna, and the University of Lucerne. I have also served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journals focusing on European integration and EU politics. My hobbies include football, reading, and travelling.