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Welcome!

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair for Multi-Level Governance at the Department of Political Science at Freiburg University. In the Spring Term 2022, I will be an Adjunct Lecturer at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

I specialize in international relations, comparative foreign policy analysis, and mixed-methods. 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 and trade.

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 ReviewForeign Policy AnalysisInternational PoliticsIndia 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, the EU as a global actor, and Global Order. Previously, I was 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.