I am a Ph.D. Candidate in International Relations, Methodology and Comparative Politics at UW-Madison. I specialize in the domestic politics of international relations with an emphasis on international organizations and their effect on domestic conflict and elections. My dissertation research develops and tests a theory on how international organizations influence election violence by changing the incentives of domestic actors.

I am originally from Berlin where I received a M.A. from the Free University and worked at the Social Science Research Center. Before coming to UW-Madison, I spent a year in the Ph.D. program at Duke. I have also been a research fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and at the International Foundation for Electoral Studies (IFES) in Washington, D.C.

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