Curriculum Vitae

A full CV can be downloaded here.
Please find a high-resolution photo here (© ADL/J.Benedikt).

Current position

since 01/2018
Researcher (post-doc) and Head of the Austrian Democracy Lab (ADL)
Research Lab Democracy and Society in Transition
Danube University Krems, Austria

Professional experience

06/2015 - 12/2017
Researcher (post-doc)
Department of Political Science, esp. Comparative Politics
University of Hamburg, Germany
01/2014 - 05/2015
University assistant (prae-doc)
Department of Government
University of Vienna, Austria
06/2010 - 12/2013
Research assistant
Project: SFB 884 Political Economy of Reforms
C1: Legislative Reforms and Party Competition
University of Mannheim, Germany
12/2009 - 12/2013
Research assistant
Project: Austrian National Election Study (AUTNES)
Department of Government
University of Vienna, Austria

Education

03/2010 - 09/2015
PhD of Social Sciences
University of Vienna, Austria
10/2004 - 10/2009
Magister of Political Science
University of Vienna, Austria
10/2004 - 01/2008
Bakkalaureat of Journalism & Communication Science
University of Vienna, Austria

Third-party funds

2020
Let the cobbler stick to his last? Issue salience insub-national party manifestos (together with Martin Gross & Svenja Krauss).
Supported by the International Association for the Study of German Politcs
€ 1,260
2019
A study of local politicians in a federal system: the case of Austria (together with Daniela Ingruber).
Supported by the International Association for the Study of German Politcs
£ 996
2017
Democratic stability in Europa. Effects of new party formation on political representation..
Supported by the University of Hamburg's Center for a Sustainable University
€ 4,120
2016
Comparative Participation Project (COMPAS).
Supported by the University of Hamburg's CARE-Funding programme
€ 1,125
2016
Lecture series Between Integration and Right-Wing Populist Movements. The EU after the British Referendum.
Supported by Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung
€ 1,000

Awards

2021
Federalism-Price 2021
for the manuscript "Satisfaction with Democracy. Insights from Sub-national Politicians in Austria" (together with Flooh Perlot and Daniela Ingruber) awarded by the presidents of the state parliaments in Austria and South Tyrol as well as the Institute of Federalism
€ 1.000
2016
Doc.Award 2016
for an excellent dissertation awarded by the University of Vienna and the City of Vienna
€ 1,500
2014
Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize
for one of the two best papers published in West European Politics in 2014, together with Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik for "Coalition Policy Making under Constraints: Examining the Role of Preferences and Institutions"
£ 250
2012
Hans Daalder Prize
for best paper at the ECPR Graduate Conference, together with Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik for "Linking election pledges to policy outcomes the Austrian case"
€ 1,000

Professional development

08/2012
Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis
Summer School
University of Essex
Colchester, United Kingdom
06/2011
Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM)
Summer School
University of Mannheim
Mannheim, Germany
05/2009
Short-term grant abroad (KWA)
Brussels, Belgium
02/2007 - 06/2007
Erasmus Aufenthalt
Sciences Po Paris (Grande École)
Paris, Frankreich