_MG_8672_sw2I am a Research Fellow at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Institute of Latin America Studies, in Hamburg (Germany).

I hold a Diploma in Latin American Studies and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Cologne (Germany).

From 2013 until 2017, I was a Postdoc at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Zurich (Switzerland).

In the winter term 2018/2019 I am an interim professor at the Goethe University Frankfurt (‘Vertretungsprofessur’ for Prof. Dr. Brigitte Geißel).

In my research I focus on the impact of clientelism and populism on different facets of representative democracy in Latin America and beyond.


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GIGA – German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21 / 20354 Hamburg / Germany