Curriculum Vitae (in short)

General informationBorn 21.2.1981 in Ostfildern-Ruit (Baden-Württemberg)
Married, 2 children
Family obligations: 10 months of parental leave in total
Academic education04/2007 – 09/2009: Ph.D. Studies
Ph.D. Student (Political Science), Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany
10/2001 – 07/2006: Diploma Studies
Diploma Student in Journalism (media and communication sciences, political science, economics), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
08/2003 – 02/2004
Student in Political Science, Umeå Univesitet, Sweden
Academic degrees2009
Ph.D. (Dr. rer. pol.) (Grade: summa cum laude), Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Uwe Wagschal, Prof. Dr. Manfred G. Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Lars P. Feld
Diploma in Journalism studies (Grade: 1.18) (Diploma studies consisted of communication science, political science, economics), LMU München
Professional career since graduation2017-2022
Tenured professor (W2) for Policy Analysis and Political Economy, TU Kaiserslautern
2014 – 2017
Juniorprofessor (W1)for Political Economy/Global Governance, TU Kaiserslautern.
2009 – 2014
Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat auf Zeit), Chair of Comparative Politics (Prof. Uwe Wagschal), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.
2011: Professor ad interim (Professurvertretung) 2011, Chair of Comparative Politics, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Fritz-Thyssen-Prize (runner-up) for the article „Migrationspolitik in den deutschen Ländern (together with Daniel Meyer and Jonas Philipp) published 2021 in the Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft
John Peterson Best Article Award, for the paper “How party ideologies affect foreign aid and defence spending”, published 2020 in the British Journal of Politics and International Relations (with Florian Böller)
Fritz-Thyssen-Prize (runner-up) for the article „Starker Steuerwettbewerb – starke Reformen?“ (together with Alexander von Kulessa) published 2015 in the Swiss Political Science Review
Best Paper Award of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis for the article “When do governments consolidate?” (together with Uwe Wagschal)
Fritz-Thyssen-Prize (winner) for the article “Parteien und die Generosität der Altersrenten in Zeiten permanenter Austerität“ (together with Frieder Wolf and Reimut Zohlnhöfer) published 2012 in the Swiss Political Science Review
Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize of the Journal West European Politics for the article “Political Strategies and Fiscal Retrenchment” (this prize is awarded for one of the two best articles published in 2011)
Dr.-Gerhard-Ott-Prize of the University of Heidelberg for the Ph.D.-thesis (this prize is awarded every third year by the faculty of social and economic sciences)
Service to the university administration4/2020 – 07/2022
of the Faculty of Social Sciences, TU Kaiserslautern
02/2018 – 03/2021
Delegate to the university library board by the Faculty of Social Sciences, TU Kaiserslautern
4/2017 – 07/2022
Elected member of the Faculty board, Faculty of social sciences, TU Kaiserslautern
Professional education and positions outside academia10/2006 – 02/2007
Full time editor (Redakteur) of the economic magazine „Econo“, Offenburg.
10/2001 – 07/2006
Vocational training as a Redakteur, at the German School of Journalism (Deutschen Journalistenschule, DJS), München