I am holding the Chair for Comparative and German Politics at the Leibniz University Hanover. After having graduated from the University of Konstanz, I received my PhD from the University of Potsdam. Before being appointed Chair in Hanover I was Associate Professor for German Politics at the Georg-August-University Göttingen and Assistant Professor for Comparative and German Politics at the University of Kaiserslautern. My research focuses on three aspects: (1) Constitutional Courts in Comparative perspective and the German Federal Constitutional Court, (2) Parliaments and Administrative Reforms and (3) Comparative Policy Agendas. In all three research fields I analyze the impact of institutional rules on individual behavior and the behavior of groups.
On this website you can access recent news, information about my teaching and examination requirements. You will also find an overview about current research projects and research co-operations, especially about the ECPR Standing Group on Law & Courts. Connected to the standing group there is also information about panels and sections of ECPR, APSA, DVPW and IPSA conferences in the field of law and courts I (co)-organize. You can also download some of my publications, conference papers and get access to my CV in English.