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Biography

Thanks for visiting my personal website! I am a PhD Researcher at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy. In my PhD dissertation, I am analyzing past and more recent crises of European integration seeking to explain the variation in crisis outcomes. More specifically, I am researching how the EU and its member states have dealt with crises, how they have been overcome, and which impact they have had on European integration and the EU polity.

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 cooperation 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 includes “An Old Couple in a New Setting: Franco-German Leadership in the Post-Brexit EU” (with Ulrich Krotz) and “Exit from joint-decision problems? Integration and disintegration in the EU’s recent poly-crisis”.

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