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I am a PhD Researcher in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence.  My PhD research asks how and why parties speak about democracy and the political system in election campaigns, manifestos and public debate. 

I am part of the POLCON Research Project on the political consequences of the Great Recession. My research interests include conceptions of democracy, political parties and social movements, particularly in Eastern Europe. Methodologically, I am interested in the analysis of different kinds of text. Currently, I mostly work with handcoded datasets and computational methods but I also have experience with conducting semi-structured interviews and thematic analysis. 

I hold an MA Political Science from Central European University in Budapest and a BA Sociology with Minor History of Science from Goethe University in Frankfurt.