Teaching & Research

I am currently pursuing a PhD in Governance, under the supervision of Mark Kayser (Hertie School of Governance), David Miller (Nuffield College, University of Oxford), and Simone Dietrich (University of Geneva). My work mostly focuses on the role of national identity and its effects on the functioning of democratic societies. I am also interested in everything that relates to political representation, political philosophy, and EU foreign policy.

Scholarships and Awards

Bachelor and Master: Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst
Reynolds Bequest graduate scholarship for academic merits New College, Oxford
Several IPID4all (DAAD) scholarships, e.g. for a research stay as Junior Visiting Scholar at Nuffield College, Oxford

PhD: Foundation of German Business

Teaching (Hertie School of Governance)

Teaching Assistance in Statistics, Master of Public Policy/ Master of International Affairs (Fall term 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Current Working Papers 

Pride and prejudice – National pride reduces anti-immigrant sentiments

Back to the roots? Priming External Threat, Patriotism, and Out-Group Derogation

Who Needs National Identity? How the Big Five Personality Traits Moderate the Link Between National Attachment and Egalitarianism (with Gina Gustavsson)

Work in Progress

Can regional identities function as a substitute for national identities?

How much worth is independence?