I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of Essex and External Fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research. Before coming to Essex, I worked at the University of Mannheim (2017-2018) and the European Politics group of ETH Zurich (2010-2016). I spent Fall 2015 as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University.
My research focuses on challenges to legitimate and democratic governance in the times of European integration, globalization, and technological change. Recent projects address the following research questions:
PhD in Political Science, 2013
MA in Political Science, 2010
MA in Research Methods in Politics, 2008
University of Sheffield
BA in European Studies, 2007
Can parliaments contribute to democratic and legitimate governance in the European Union and international organizations? When and why can we expect political actors to realize the democratic potential that parliaments might have? If they do, what are the political consequences?
What explains institutional continuity and change in the EU? Can and should the EU be reformed to engage effectively and legitimately with the interests and capacities of the member states, neighbouring countries, and the multiple policy challenges Europe faces?
This line of research examines the implications of technological change and, specifically, the Internet. Does the Internet empower new actors and arenas, such as companies, experts, regulatory organizations, or multistakeholder governance?