I am Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Freiburg, Department of Politics.
In my current research I focus on the following topics:
(1) political elites in Germany,
(2) attitudes in transnational comparison,
(3) the carbon footprint of science conferences,
(4) Voting Advice Applications,
(5) attacks on refugees in Germany, and
(6) appearance effects in elections.
I predominantly work with quantitative methods like Event-History-, Multi-Level-, Sequence- or Network-Analysis.
A Catwalk to Congress? Appearance-Based Effects in the Elections to the U.S. House of Representatives 2016, American Politics Research, Online First (with Thomas Metz, Georg Wenzelburger and Pascal D. König)
Pervasive Polarisation or Partial Convergence? Moral Attitudes of Religious and Secular People at Various Levels of Development, in International Journal of Public Opinion Research, forthcoming (with Achim Hildebrandt)