I am a Fellow in EU and International Organisations at the International Relations department of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Trained as a political scientist with a minor in communication science, I have been researching and teaching about European Union politics, European Foreign Policy, and Europe´s role in the world.
Before coming to LSE in 2017, I worked as Assistant Professor in European Studies at Maastricht. I hold a Doctorate from the University of Vienna (Political Science) and obtained a postgraduate certificate in European integration at the Institute of Advanced Studies (2004-2007). During 2012/13 I was the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow at the Center of Transatlantic Relations of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.
In my current research, I am interested in European foreign policy-making and European diplomacy. My current research investigates European diplomatic coordination, the role of EU delegations, and the way third parties relate to the European Union diplomatically. More generally, my aim is to contribute to the refinement of diplomatic studies in providing new conceptual insights and methodological tools.
Next to my foreign policy interests, I have developed my expertise in Problem-Based Learning , which I actively share within various networks: I am a co-opted committee member of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES), where support the Teaching Working Group. Also I am member of the executive committee of the ECPR Standing Group “Teaching and Learning Politics“, and co-convenor of the “Teaching the EU” Interest Section of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA).
In 2014-2017, I have been also actively involved in the EU-funded teaching and research network ANTERO: Addressing the Needs on Teaching, Education and Research in EU Foreign Policy.
Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students.