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I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for European Integration Research (EIF), University of Vienna. Before joining the EIF, I obtained a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (2016), a Master of Research (MRes) from the EUI (2013), and a Master degree (M.A.) with distinction from the University of Tübingen, Germany (2012).

My research interests cover all aspects of EU politics and, in particular, the EU economic and monetary policy. I have worked on decision-making and political leadership in the Eurozone crisis, Germany’s role in the Euro Area, the Franco-German relationship, and the empowerment of the European Parliament in the Economic and Monetary Union. This research appeared in various outlets, such as the Journal of European Public Policy or the Journal of Common Market Studies. Most recently, I won a research grant from the Anniversary Fund of the Austrian National Bank (with Prof. Gerda Falkner) to conduct a two-year project on the role of small creditor states in Eurozone decision-making.

Alongside my research at the EUI and EIF, I was involved in a research project financed by the European Parliament and led by Prof. Adrienne Héritier on “The European Parliament as a driving force of constitutionalisation“, and I am collaborating as a research associate in a project on the governance of the EU financial market, which is funded by the Swedish Research Council. Next to my research activities, I have taught courses on International Relations and European integration at the universities of Düsseldorf and Vienna.