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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 history, EU politics and theories, and French-German political relations in Europe. In autumn 2022, I will be a Visiting researcher at the French-German Institute (dfi) in Ludwigsburg, working on France-Germany’s impact on EU crises resolution. My latest published research includes “Economic ideas, party politics, or material interests? Explaining Germany’s support for the EU corona recovery plan” (JEPP, 2021) and “Embedded Bilateralism, Integration Theory, and European Crisis Politics: France, Germany, and the Birth of the EU Corona Recovery Fund” (JCMS, 2021, with Ulrich Krotz).

Besides my research, I have worked as Research Assistant at the Chair for Comparative Politics at Trier University, at the Global Governance Programme at 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, 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.