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I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science at the University of Freiburg. Currently, I am a Fulbright Schuman Visiting Research Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

I specialize in international relations and comparative foreign policy analysis. My research focuses on (1) the impact of polarization and populism on democracies' foreign policymaking; (2) resilience and transformation of Global Governance; and (3) international relations of East Asia and the Asia-Pacific. More generally, I am interested in how the interplay between domestic and international politics affects states' roles in the areas of security, trade, and democracy.

I have published three books: U.S. Global Leadership Role and Domestic Polarization: A Role Theory Approach (Routledge), The Politics of Resilience and Transatlantic Order (co-edited with Sebastian Harnisch & Cameron Thies, Routledge), and National Role Conceptions in a New Millennium: Defining a Place in a Changing World (co-edited with Michael Grossman and Francis Shortgen, Routledge). My research is also published or forthcoming in International Studies Review, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Politics, India Review, and The Korean Journal of International Studies.

In addition to research, I teach courses about International Relations Theory, U.S. Foreign Policy, Conflict and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, Regional Governance, the European Union, Qualitative Methods, and Global Order. Previously, I was a German Research Foundation postdoctoral researcher at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies at Heidelberg University I studied at Heidelberg University, the Arizona State University, and the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.