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Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University

I am a DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor in Cornell’s Department of Government, External Fellow of the Mannheim Center for European Social Research (MZES) at the University of Mannheim (Germany) and Faculty Affiliate of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell.

Prior to joining Cornell, I received my Ph.D. from the University of Mainz (Germany) in 2014. Besides my Ph.D. studies in Political Communication at the University of Mainz, I taught comparative politics and method classes at the University of Mannheim from 2009 to 2015. There I was also part of the team conducting the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES).

My research focuses on the relation between media and politics and in particular on the role of the media in election campaigns. In this context, I am specifically interested in persuasive and mobilizing campaign effects on voters in electoral contests. Among others, my work has appeared in “Electoral Studies” and “German Politics”. My first book is entitled “Modernization of German Election Campaigns? Campaign Communications between 1957 and 1965” (Nomos).


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Cornell University


  • 2014 
    University of Mainz, Comm Studies