Academic Positions


October 2012 - Present: Professor of North America Politics, John-F.-Kennedy-Institute, FU Berlin

October 2009 – September 2012: Visiting Professor of North American Politics at the John F.-Kennedy-Institute, FU Berlin

2008: - Present: Research Associate at the Centre for North American Studies, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main

2001-2008: Associate Professor (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Centre for North American Studies, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main


Other Positions


2013 - Present: Member of the Board of Directors at the Graduate School of North American Studies

2013 - Present: Country Expert USA, Sustainable Governance Indicators, Bertelsmann Stiftung

2013 - Present: Member of the Board of Directors at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute, FU Berlin

2011 - Present: MA-Advisor North American Studies, John-F.-Kennedy-Institute, FU Berlin

2011 - 2013  Chair of Research Council 39: Welfare States and Developing Countries, International Political Science Association (IPSA)

2010-2013: Lecture at the FUBIS Summer School, FU Berlin (in cooperation with the Fulbright Commission

2009 - Present: Speaker of the Working Group “Comparative Welfare State Research”, German Political Science Association)

2001-2008: Member of the Board of Directors at the Centre for North American Studies, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main


Education


1997 - 2002: Dissertation in Political Science. Topic: Nationalist Movements and State Power in Canada and France.

1990 - 1995: Magister (M.A.) in Political Science, History and Philosophy