Biography & Personal Data

Research and Education

April-September 2021Administration of the University Professorship
for European and International Politics
Leibniz University Hannover
August 2019Privatdozentur (Venia Legendi)
University of Hamburg
July 2019Habilitation
University of Hamburg
since 2018Research Director
Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
Institute for European Integration
April 2017Visiting Fellow
European Union Centre in Taiwan (EUTW)
February - March 2017Visiting Scholar
Fudan Development Institute (FDDI)
February - March 2016Postdoctoral Guest Researcher
and Leibniz Scholar
Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
Academic Contact: Prof. Armin von Bogdandy
since 2014Research Associate and Lecturer
(Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)
University of Hamburg
Institute of Political Science
since 2006Lecturer
Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
Institute for European Integration
2012 – 2013Postdoctoral Guest Researcher
and Yggdrasil/E.ON Scholar
ARENA Centre for European Studies
University of Oslo
Academic Contact: Prof. Erik Oddvar Eriksen
summer term 2012PhD (Dr. Phil., "summa cum laude")
University of Hamburg
Title of PhD thesis:
“European Integration in the Context of Law”
winter term 2011/12Visiting Fellow
Sciences Po, Paris
Centre d’études européennes (CEE)
Academic Contact: Prof. Renaud Dehousse
spring 2011Chercheur en sciences politiques
European Court of Justice (ECJ)
winter trimester 2010Visiting Student
University of Cambridge
Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)
Academic Contact: Dr. Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni
spring term 2010Visiting Fellow
Harvard University
Boston/Cambridge MA
Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES)
Academic Contact: Prof. Stanley Hoffmann
2008 – 2012Postgraduate Student (PhD Candidate)
University of Hamburg
2001 – 2007Diploma, Political Science
University of Hamburg
Study of Political Science (emphasis on
International Relations, European Studies, Theory
and History of Thought), Law (International,
European Law, Philosophy of Law), Philosophy
(Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Language,
Applied Ethics) and Vietnam Studies

Professional and Practical Experience

2006 – 2013Co-Founder, Managing Director and Scientific Consultant
Gemeinschaft für Politikberatung – gpb
(Society for Policy Research and Consulting)
2009Member of the Conceptualisation Team
Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg
Interdisciplinary School Laboratory
(“Fächerübergreifendes Schülerlabor
Friedens- und Konfliktforschung”)
winter term 2006/07Student Assistant
University of Hamburg
to Professor Cord Jakobeit,
International Relations
summer 2004Intern
Parliament of the City of Hamburg
Fraction of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)
in the city assembly of Hamburg
summer 2002Intern
German Parliament, Berlin
Department for Interparliamentary Affairs
2000 – 2001Civilian Service

Awards and Third-Party Funds

2017FDDI Scholarship
Fudan Development Institute, Shanghai
2016Leibniz Scholarship
Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law
and International Law
(Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht
und Völkerrecht)
, Heidelberg
2016Conference grant
“Solidarity and its Crisis in the European Union”
Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg
(Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg)
2013E.ON Ruhrgas Scholarship for Political Science
E.ON Ruhrgas Scholarship Foundation
in the Donors' Association for German Science
(Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft)
2013Publication Grant
DFG (German Research Foundation)
2013Publication Grant
Johanna und Fritz Buch Gedächtnisstiftung
2012/13Yggdrasil Scholarship
Research Council of Norway
2011/12Foreign Exchange Scholarship
German National Academic Foundation
(Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), Bonn
2011Research and Travel Grant
2010Research and Travel Grant
University of Hamburg Foundation
2010Research and Travel Grant
Promotion of science program
of the University of Hamburg
2009 – 2012Doctoral Fellowship
German National Academic Foundation
(Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), Bonn
2001German Contest for Young Scientists
(Jugend Forscht)
awarded with the third prize in the section
Research thesis: “Can Earthquakes and
Volcanic Eruptions be Predicted?”


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