About me

I am Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam where I am also co-director of the faculty research priority area ACES (Amsterdam Center for European Studies) and leader of the programme group Challenges to democratic representation.

Previously, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. I obtained my PhD from the European University Institute in Florence. 

I conduct cross-national survey analysis and experiments to study how citizens react to European integration and globalization in their attitudes and collective identities. I have been cooperating with colleagues from sociology, behavioural economics, and psychology.

My research has received several awards, including the UACES Best Book Prize for my book Experiencing European Integration. Transnational Lives and European Identity (Oxford University Press 2015).

Originally from Innsbruck, Austria, I have lived in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the UK and the US before settling in the Netherlands. I now live in Amsterdam with my husband and two children.

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