My research interests lie in the field of comparative political economy. More specifically, my work examines drivers of change in the politics of pension and financial systems and how these two policy areas are linked.
Before coming to Oxford, I studied at the University of Passau (B.Sc. and B.A.) and New York University (M.A.), and worked in Washington D.C., Berlin, and Brussels. Located in Berlin, I guest lecture seminars on political economy and the welfare state at several universities.
Beyond academia, I regularly comment on current events pertaining to my research interests and report as a freelance journalist. My popular writing has appeared in outlets such as Le Monde Diplomatique, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Die Welt, Capital, and Die Zeit.