I’m a political scientist at the Centre for European Integration Research of the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna. At present, my research deals mainly with the judges at the Court of Justice of the European Union, more specifically with their appointment and judicial preferences. To study this topic, I am using an expert survey and automated data extraction. My work is generously funded by the Austrian Science Fund, FWF.

More generally, I am interested in issues related to policy-making within European multi-level governance. Next to judicial politics, my substantive focus has been mostly on climate and environmental policy and the single market.

I have taught various courses on the BA and MA levels.

I have worked at the Danube University Krems, the University of Innsbruck, the University of Bremen, and the Jacobs University Bremen. I graduated with a PhD in political science from the Bremen Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) on EU environmental politics under the constraints of joint-decision making. The resulting book “The EU’s Green Dynamism” was published with ECPR Press/Rowman & Littlefield.

I also rolled pretty good vegan maki in Montréal.

Download a PDF file of my full CV.


  • European Integration
  • Judicial Politics
  • Environmental and Climate Policy
  • Single Market Policy


  • Doctorate (Dr. rer pol) in Political Science

    Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)

  • MA (Diplom) in Political Science

    University Bremen

recent publications

(2023). Von Anpassung zur Mitgestaltung? Die Rolle deutscher Landesparlamente bei der Reform der Entsenderichtlinie. In Sarah Meyer (Ed.), Europapolitik durch die subnationale Brille: Regionalparlamente und Bürger:Innen im EU Mehrebenensystem (99-142). Krems: University of Krems Press.


(2023). The European Commission in Covid-19 Vaccine Cooperation: Leadership vs Coronationalism?. Journal of European Public Policy 30(6): 1051-1071.


(2021). William Phelan: Great Judgements of the European Court of Justice (Review). Zeitschrift für Öffentliches Recht 76: 915-921.

(2021). Remapping the European Agenda‐Setting Landscape. Public Administration 99(2): 290-303.


curriculum vitae

Download my full CV and publication list in pdf format here.


Senior Postdoc, FWF Project

Centre for European Integration Research (EIF), Department of Political Science

2021 – Present University Vienna
FWF-funded project Trustees or Agents? The Appointment and Ideological Orientations of the Judges at the Court of Justice of the EU

Research Associate

Regioparl, Department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy

2020 – 2021 Danube University Krems
Research on Regional Parliaments in the European Union

Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science

2019 – 2019 University Innsbruck
Research and Teaching on European Policy and Politics

Assistant Professor

Centre for European Integration Research (EIF), Department for Political Science

2016 – 2019 University Vienna
Research and Teaching on European Policy and Politics

Travelling Factotum

Various employers

2015 – 2016 Canada (Québec, mostly)
Rolling Maki, Selling Pants, Hiking the Rockies

Affiliated Fellow

Centre of European Law and Politics (ZERP)

2014 – 2015 University Bremen
Finalizing PhD thesis

Research Associate

Collaborative Research Centre 597 “Transformations of the State”

2008 – 2014 University Bremen
Interdisciplinary Project on Trade Liberalisation and Social Regulation

Research Associate

Jacobs University Bremen

2007 – 2008 Bremen, Germany



This presentation is a “Crash Course on Web-Scraping with Python”. I use Eur-Lex, the EU’s main legal database, as an example. The presentation follows a corresponding Kaggle Notebook.


The data for my paper “European Environmental Policy at 50. Five Decades of Escaping Decision Traps?” is available for download here.