I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. I am also affiliated with the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR). Before, I worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer in Comparative Political Economy at the University of Konstanz. I obtained my PhD in Social Policy from the University of Kent and my BA/MA in Sociology from the University of Hamburg. I was a visiting researcher at the Universities of Amsterdam, Aalborg, and Leuven.
My interdisciplinary research and teaching are driven by a fascination for how globalization and European social integration are shaping societies as well as how people react to these changes through their social and political attitudes and behavior. I investigate some of the main challenges in politics, such as social rights, the development of new social policies, migration, Euroscepticism, and the increasing inequality in the wake of recent crises such as the financial crisis, COVID-19, and the war in Ukraine.
I have received various international research grants and prizes for my academic work, and I am currently part of several (cross-national) research projects on these topics, including the Horizon 2020 project “The Future of European Social Citizenship”. Please use the links above to find out more about my work and do not hesitate to contact me!