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Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Social Policy in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz. I hold a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute (EUI) and held visiting positions at Harvard University, Lund University, University of Southern Denmark, and the EUI. 

My research and teaching interests are in the areas of comparative political economy and comparative politics, with a particular focus on welfare states, industrial relations, and party politics. More generally, my work seeks to understand the relationship between capitalism and democracy over time. 



School of Social and Political Science

University of Edinburgh

Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square




My current research examines the impact of radical right parties on social and economic policies. It was awarded a research grant from the German Research Foundation (2019-2023). Within this project, I have a forthcoming book called “How the Radical Right Has Changed Capitalism and Welfare in Europe and the USA” with Oxford University Press

My first book entitled "Strong Governments, Precarious Workers: Labor Market Policy in the Era of Liberalization" was published with Cornell University Press (date of publication: December 15, 2018). Other parts of my work have appeared in social scientific journals, including Socio-Economic Review, Journal of European Public PolicyWest European Politics, Comparative European Politics, and the European Journal of Industrial Relations, among other outlets. 

My research has received the Kurt W. Rothschild Award for economic journalism and research (co-recipient with Arianna Tassinari), the Theodor Körner Prize for outstanding early career researchers, the Science Award and the Innovation Award by the Austrian Chamber of Labour. 

I am Director of Undergraduate Teaching in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh. I co-chair the Virtual ESPAnet Workshop (European Network for Social Policy Analysis) and the Work, Economy, and Welfare Research Group at the University of Edinburgh. 

On this website, you can find more information about my research, publications, teaching, CV, and contact details.


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