Vita

Work Experience

currently post-doctoral research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy  (Fellow-Group: Dis[cover]ability and Indicators for Inclusion) and at the Chair of Sociology of Diversity, Technical University of Munich


Teaching

SS 2018 Migratory and Refugee Movements: Implications and Challenges for Health Care
Summer School, Technical University of Munich
SS 2018 Academic Thesis Writing [Verfassen wissenschaftlicher Qualifikationsarbeiten]
Colloquium, BSc Health Science, Technical University of Munich
WS 2017-18 European Integration: Research Seminar European Social and Fundamental Rights Policy [Europäische Integration – Vertiefung: Europäische Sozial- und Grundrechtepolitik]
Seminar, BA Political Science, University of Innsbruck
WS 2017-18 Introduction to Social Law [Sozialrechtliche Grundlagen]
Lecture, BSc Health Science, Technical University of Munich
WS 2017-18 Academic Thesis Writing [Verfassen wissenschaftlicher Qualifikationsarbeiten]
Colloquium, BSc Health Science
SS 2017 European Integration: Research Workshop European Social and Fundamental Rights Policy [Europäische Integration – Vertiefung: Europäische Sozial- und Grundrechtepolitik]
Seminar, BA Political Science, University of Innsbruck

Education

2011 – March 2015 PhD in Political Science, University of Innsbruck
Thesis: The Impact of Europeanization on Minority Communities: A Comparative Case Study across ‚Old‘ and ‚New‘ Member States
2010 – 2015 Bachelor’s degree in Scandinavian Studies, University of Vienna
2005 – 2011 Mag. Phil. (M.A.) in English and American Studies, University of Innsbruck
Awarded with distinction
2005 – 2010 Mag. Phil. (M.A.) in Political Science, University of Innsbruck
Thesis: The EU Language Policies: Between Multilingualism, Minority Protection and English as the New Lingua Franca
Awarded with distinction

Research Interests

  • Minority protection and minority policy
  • Transnational Civil Society and Social Movements
  • Political Participation in regional/federalist systems
  • Inclusion and Participation of societally marginalized groups
  • Comparative Social Policy and Welfare State Analysis
  • Europeanization processes “top-down” and “bottom-up”
  • European Social and Health Care policy
  • Civil Society Activism and Social Media
  • International Human Rights Norms and their implementation
  • The EU als a human rights actor
  • Migration and new minorities
  • Democracy theory
  • Multi-level governance

Grants, Honors and Scholarships

2014 University of Innsbruck Grant for dissertational research
Visiting graduate student researcher at the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence,
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington (Seattle), April-June 2014.
2013 University of Innsbruck Grant for dissertational field work
(Kurze wissenschaftliche Arbeiten im Ausland): Field work (qualitative interviews) in
minority communities February-March 2014.
2013 ECPR Graduate Student Travel and Acommodation Grant
ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux, September 04. – 07. 2013.
2013 European Center for Minority Issues (ECMI) Grant
ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Mainz, March 11. – 16. 2013.
2011 – 2014 Doctoral Student Research Scholarship
Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano (Italy).
2011 Outstanding Mag. Phil. (M.A.) Thesis Scholarship
Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano (Italy).

Memberships

  • Comparative Politics Research Group – University of Innsbruck    ⇒ www.cprg.at
  • European Consortium for Political Research    ⇒ www.ecpr.eu
  • Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies    ⇒ www.uaces.org
  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft    ⇒ www.oegpw.at
  • Politika – Südtiroler Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft    ⇒ www.politika.bz.it
  • SISP – Società Italiana di Scienza Politica    ⇒ www.sisp.it

Language Skills

  • German    ⇒ native speaker
  • English    ⇒ fluent (C2)
  • Italian    ⇒ fluent (C2)
  • French    ⇒ intermediate (B2)
  • Danish    ⇒ intermediate (B2)
  • Spanish    ⇒ basic (A1)
  • Russian    ⇒ basic (A1)