I am a political scientist and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the University of Salzburg. My research centers on international relations (IR) and EU external relations drawing mostly on rational–choice institutionalism (principal–agent theory). I also take a keen interest in teaching. My work has appeared in the Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Common Market Studies, and European Political Science.
Outside academia, I take pride in being an active member of society. I occasionally comment on current affairs in online newspapers or scholarly blogs. I am particularly committed to the promotion of exchange programs such as Erasmus or the European Voluntary Service, which also shows in my participation in Europe’s first-ever European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) Fraternité 2020. Moreover, I have been a trainee (blue book stagiaire) at the European Commission in Brussels and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik in Berlin.