_MG_8672_sw2I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Radboud University in Nijmegen, NL. In my research I focus on the impact of clientelism and populism on different facets of representative democracy in Latin America and beyond.

I hold a Diploma in Latin American Studies and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Cologne (Germany). Between 2013 and 2019 I worked as a Postdoc at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and as a Research Fellow at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Institute of Latin America Studies, in Hamburg (Germany). In the winter term 2018/2019 I was an interim professor at the Goethe University Frankfurt (‘Vertretungsprofessur’ for Prof. Dr. Brigitte Geißel).


News – Just Published

News – Miscellaneous

  • New dataset published on Varieties of Party Identity and Organization (V-Party). For more information see the following briefing paper by Lührmann et al. (2020).
  • New Erasmus+ KA2, Strategic Partnership, Project: DEMOGAMES Democracy and Games: Analog and Digital Game-Based Learning Tools for Youth Work. From September 2019 until August 2022, the project will be carried out in cooperation with international partners from the field of youth work and result in a toolkit on democracy education reaching beyond academic circles. Updates can be found here.

Contact Details

Radboud University
Department of Political Science
Postbus 9108
6500 HK Nijmegen, NL