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I currently serve as Interim Chair (visiting professor) of Comparative Politics at Humboldt University Berlin. 

My main research interest lies in the political economy of inequality, redistribution, and development, whereby I draw on comparative as well as behavioral approaches. My work has among others been published in Political Science Research and Methods, Social Science Research, and World Development.

I received a PhD in Political Science from Central European University and served as Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Bremen (SOCIUM Research Center) and Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Bard College Berlin.  I have also worked with and for international development organizations, including the German Institute of Development and Sustainability, the Institute of Development Studies, and the German International Cooperation.

You can find my complete CV here.