I’m a political scientist working as postdoctoral researcher (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Otto Suhr Institute, Freie Universität Berlin.
Currently, I divide my time between two projects funded by the German Research Foundation DFG: “TRANSNORMS” (on the translation of global norms in domestic politics) and “Global Pathways” (on knowledge diffusion among International Relations scholars). In 2016, I received my doctoral degree from Freie Universität Berlin / Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS).
My research has focused on international agreements to combat corruption, particularly the commitments made in international and regional organizations such as the Organization of American States, African Union, OECD and United Nations. More broadly, I’m interested in international organizations, diffusion mechanisms, and international norms.
With a group of friends and colleagues, I founded the IR Blog to cover world politics, research on international relations, and other fun stuff.