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Welcome! I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) 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 and held visiting positions at Harvard University, Lund University, and the University of Southern Denmark (SDU).

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

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Harvard University.



School of Social and Political Science

University of Edinburgh

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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 am writing a book provisionally called “How the Radical Right has Changed the Welfare State in Europe and the USA” under contract 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, the Theodor Körner Prize for outstanding early career researchers as well as the Science Award and Innovation Award by the Austrian Chamber of Labour. 

I co-chair the Virtual ESPAnet Workshop (European Network for Social Policy Analysis).

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