Academic Positions

9/2016 - present            Post-doctoral Researcher in the "Parliamentary Careers in Comparison"

 Project at the University of Geneva.


 (On maternity leave in 2017)


5/2010 - 8/2016            Doctoral Researcher in project C6 " The domestic foundation of governmental

                                         preferences over European politics" in the Collaborative Research Center

                                         "Political Economy of Reforms", SFB 884, at the University of Mannheim.



9/2010 - 8/2016           Doctor of Social Science in Political Science at the Graduate School of

                                        Economic and Social Sciences of the University of Mannheim, Germany.

                                        Thesis: “Re-Selecting MEPs: Candidate Selection, Party Goals, and Re-election       


                                        Committee: Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas König (University of Mannheim),

                                        Co- supervisor: Prof. Dr. N. Yordanova (University of Mannheim),

                                        Chair and Referee: Prof. Dr. W. Müller (University of Vienna) 


9/2007–8/2008            Master of Science in Political Science in International Relations

(cum laude/with honor) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands.


10/2003–03/2007        Bachelor of Arts in Political and Administrative Science at the

 University of Konstanz, Germany.


Other Positions and Activities

5/2009 - 04/2010          Project Assistant at the Prvá stavebná sporiteľňa a.s. in Bratislava, Slovakia.

 Analyses of EU legislation and other strategic analyses.



2016                                Baden-Württemberg Certificate for Didactic Skill Enhancement

                                        (Hochschul-Didaktikzentrum BW)

                                         Module I 


2011                                Qualitative Interview Research at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

                                         Workshop on Interview Research taught by Prof. Jan Kruse.


2011                                ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques at Ljubljana, Slovenia.

                                         Course on Political Game Theory taught by Prof. Kristopher Ramsay.


2011                                CDSS Winter School at the University of Mannheim, Germany.

                                         Workshop on Bayesian Analysis taught by Prof. Susumu Shikano.


2010, 2011 and 2012    Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) Europe Summer  

                                          Institute at the University of Mannheim. Germany.

                                          Theoretical and Methodological Foundations (R. Calvert and A. Martin),

                                                    Random Utility Models (M. Fey),

                                             Experimental Applications (R. Wilson and C. Eckel),
                                             Agent Based Modelling (M. Laver),
                                             Quantitative Analysis of Political Texts (W. Lowe and S. Proksch),
                                             QRE and Experiments (M. Fey).
For more information, please see my full, current CV here:
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