Currently I am a researcher at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Geschwister- Scholl-Institute for Political Science and I am lecturing at the University of Heidelberg and at the University of Basel. I am part of the "Parliamentary Careers in Comparison" project.
I am interested in the European Union, in particular the European Parliament and European legislative politics. My research interests lie in the broad areas of political institutions, parties, parliamentary behavior and representation. More precisely, I my research interests specialize in candidate selection, gender, political careers and public opinion. I am furthermore working on international political economy topics and multi-level governance.
My work has been published in European Union Politics, International Organization, Legislative Studies Quarterly and other peer reviewed journals. My book "Re-Selecting Members of the European Parliament" on party goals and candidate selection for the European Parliament elections in Germany has been published with Springer VS.
On this website you will find information on myself, a detailed CV, and publications. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions regarding the topics on this website.
June 9th, 2020: Legislators have a large number of duties but only a limited amount of time. In our new blog post on Counting Counts E. Euchner and me tell you about the prioritization of activities in the European Parliament and how parties' candidate selection procedures shape this prioritization.