I am a Senior Lecturer at the School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University. Prior to joining ANU in July 2019, I was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University, where I was part of the People, Elections and Parties group. My research focuses on the development and challenges of democracy, with a special focus on the role of political parties. In particular, I analyse Eurosceptic and radical right populist party behaviour and representation from a comparative perspective. Furthermore, my research focuses on voters’ expectations towards political actors in established democracies and the dilemmas these expectations create for political parties.

Before coming to Australia, I was a research fellow for the DFG-financed project MARPOR – Manifesto Research on Political Representation at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center (2009-2015). I received my PhD in Political Science from Humboldt-University Berlin in 2015. Since 2016, I have been Steering Group member of MARPOR.

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