Thank you for your interest in my 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 explore how the EU and its member states have managed ‘quasi-constitutional’ crises affecting core features and principles of the EU polity and what impact those crises have had on the European integration process.
I hold a master degree in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges campus) and a master degree in Political Science from Trier University. My research interests include European integration history and theories, EU and comparative politics, and French-German relations in Europe. In September 2022, I will be a visiting fellow at the French-German Institute (dfi) in Ludwigsburg. From October 2022, I will be a postdoctoral researcher at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich. My latest published research includes
“Building ‘Next Generation’ after the pandemic: The implementation and implications of the EU Covid Recovery Plan” (JCMS 2022, with Ulrich Krotz & Bruno de Witte) and
“Economic ideas, party politics, or material interests? Explaining Germany’s support for the EU corona recovery plan” (JEPP 2021).
Besides my research, I have worked as Research Assistant at the Chair for Comparative Politics at Trier University, the School of Transnational Governance, the Global Governance Programme of the EUI’s Robert Schuman Centre, and for the Director of the Robert Schuman Centre. I have tought gradute and undergraduate classes and workshops on European integration, European political economy, and EU crisis politics at Trier University, the 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 expected dissertation defense date is early 2023. You can reach me at: [email protected]