PD Dr phil.

Research Director

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  • Studies of Political Science, Law and Philosophy at the University of Hamburg;
  • PhD on the European Court of Justice and the question of rationality and integration in the legal context („summa cum laude“)
Professional Career:
  • since September 2018: Research Director at the Institute for European Integration, Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
  • April 2017: Visiting Fellow, European Union Centre in Taiwan (EUTW), Taipei
  • Februar-March 2017: Visiting Scholar, Fudan Development Institute (FDDI), Shanghai
  • Februar-March 2016: Postdoctoral Guest Researcher und Leibniz Scholar, Max-Planck-Institut for comparative public law and international law, Heidelberg
  • since 2014: research assistant at the Department for Political Science, University of Hamburg
  • since 2013: Research Fellow at the Institute for European Integration, Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
  • 2012 – 2013: Postdoctoral Guest Researcher at the ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo
  • 2011/12: Visiting Fellow, Sciences Po, Paris, Centre d’études européennes (CEE)
  • 2010: Visiting Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES)
  • 2010: Visiting Student, University of Cambridge, Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)
  • 2006 – 2013: Co-Founder, Managing Director and Scientific Consultant of the Society for Policy Research and Consulting (gpb)
Field of Research:
  • Politics and Institutions of the European Union (EU)
  • Regional Integration and Interregionalism
  • International Institutions and Organisations
  • International Political Theory
  • China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
  • Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)
  • Integration by Law in Context
  • European Court of Justice
  • Wittgenstein studies
  • Vietnam studies
Lectures at the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg:
  • The EU as a Political Community
  • The EU in the Process of Globalization and Global Competition
  • External Relations of the EU