Curriculum Vitae

Professional experience

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam

Head of Studies in Political Science, BA Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics, University of Amsterdam

Assistant Professor (with tenure as of 2015), Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam

Research Associate and Lecturer, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Visiting fellow, Kollegforscher Gruppe ‘The Transformative Power of Europe’, Freie Universität Berlin

Visiting fellow, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung

Research Assistant, FP7 project ‘The Europeanisation of Everyday Life’ (EUCROSS)

Team Leader, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence. EU Profiler Project

Project Manager, ICUnet.AG. Acquired and managed tender of European Commission






2011, 2012






PhD, Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Visiting student, University of California at Berkeley

ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods in Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

M.A., University of Passau, Germany

Certificat d’Etudes Politiques, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Toulouse, France






Research grants

2018-2021   Co-recipient, Volkswagen Foundation for project EUPART- Fighting Together, Moving Apart (total 995.000€)

2018-2021   Co-recipient H2020 grant for collaborative research project InDivEU

2015-2018   Co-recipient, H2020 grant (total 2.500.000 €) for collaborative research project EUENGAGE

2015-2018   DFG, Norface grant (150.000€), collaborative research project MIFARE [due to my move from Germany to the                 

                    Netherlands, DFG withdrew the grant and transferred it to the German PI Claudia Diehl]

2014-2018   Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, personal VENI research grant (250.000€)

2014-2017   University of Bremen, grant for junior research group (approx. 700.000€, declined)

2013             British Academy small research grant (9000 GBP)


2016            UACES Prize fore best book in contemporary European studies

2015            JEPP-Award for best article published in Journal of European Public Policy in 2015 (with Florian Stoeckel)

2012            THESEUS Award for promising research on European integration

2011            EUI’s Linz-Rokkan prize for the best thesis in political sociology 2011

2007            Honorable mention award, CGES Graduate Student Conference, Georgetown University


2011-2013    State of the State Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Oxford, funded by Volkswagen Foundation

2010-2011    Dissertation completion grant, EUI, Florence

2010              EUI-Berkeley exchange grant

2007-2010    PhD fellowship at EUI, funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research

Complete CV available upon request