I am a PhD candidate in Political Science and Sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) in Florence, Italy. My research investigates how decision-making in social movement meetings and assemblies works. I am specifically interested in why movement democracy works in some groups, but does not in others. Beyond my dissertation project, I am interested in Democratic Theory, Political Economy, as well as Critical and Feminist approaches to Political Theory.
I hold both an M.A. and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Marburg. During the academic year 2014-15, I was a visiting graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a Hessen-Wisconsin scholarship. I also studied at the Complutense University Madrid during my undergraduate studies. While a master’s student at Marburg, I worked part-time for the Hamburg-based NGO Parliamentwatch and their website abgeordnetenwatch.de. Before entering academy, I was a conscientious objector, serving in Anse, France. My working languages are English, German, French, and Spanish
Research interests: Meeting Interaction, democratic theory, Critical Theory, and qualitative research methods
Monograph - 2018
Monograph - 2017