2015                               Habilitation, University of Potsdam

2009                               PhD in Political Science, University of Potsdam

2004                               Magister in Political Science and North American Studies,

                                           Freie Universität Berlin, University of Potsdam, UNC Chapel Hill



Academic Positions


since 4/2019              DFG Heisenberg Fellowship, Freie Universität Berlin


10/2015-3/2019     Full Visiting Professor, Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science, Freie  

                                            Universität Berlin 


9/2011-9/2015        Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftlicher Assistent), International Studies, 

                                            University of Erlangen-Nürnberg


9/2010-5/2011         Fritz Thyssen Fellowship, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs,  

                                             Harvard University


4/2009-9/2010        Acting Juniorprofessor for North American Foreign and Security Policy        

                                            (W-1), Department of Political Science, John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North  

                                            American Studies, Free University Berlin


2/2006-3/2009        Research Fellow, Transatlantic Program, German Council on Foreign    

                                            Relations  (DGAP)        


7/2007                           Fulbright Fellow, San Francisco State University, USA


9/2001-4/2002        Research Assistant, School of Government, University of North Carolina at          

                                            Chapel Hill





2019-2014                  Heisenberg Fellowship, funded by the German Research Council (DFG)


2010-2011                  Postdoctoral Fellowship, funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung


2009-2010                  Research Fellowship, funded by the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung


2007                                Research Fellowship, funded by the Fulbright Commission


2001                                DAAD Student Scholarship





2018                                Ernst Otto Czempiel Award of the Leibnitz Peace Research Institute    

                                            Frankfurt (HSFK) for the best postdoctoral monograph in the field of Peace



2014                                Best Paper Award of the German Political Science Association (DVPW), IR



2014                               Teaching Award, Department of Economics and Social Sciences, University    

                                           of Erlangen-Nürnberg


2002                               Dean‘s List of Academic Excellence, University of North Carolina at Chapel







German Political Science Association (DVPW)

International Studies Association (ISA)

European International Studies Association (EISA)

British International Studies Association (BISA)

ECPR Standing Group on International Relations (SGIR)

Italian Standing Group on International Relations (SGRI)



Invited Reviewer 


American Political Science Review

European Journal of International Relations

Review of International Studies

British Journal of Political Science


International Theory

International Relations

International Studies Quarterly

International Studies Review

International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society

Cooperation and Conflict

Foreign Policy Analysis

Global Studies Quarterly

Global Discourse

Global Society

Journal of Global Security Studies

Journal of International Relations and Development

Oxford University Press

Political Psychology

SAGE Publications 

Palgrave Macmillan 

Manchester University Press

Third World Quarterly

Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen

Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung

Die Friedens-Warte: Journal of International Peace and Organization

Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik

Amerikastudien/American Studies

InterDiscipline: Journal of History and Sociology


Leibnitz Association

German Research Foundation/Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

German Foundation of Peace Research

Israel Science Foundation

Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

Fritz Thyssen Foundation

Fulbright Commission

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Friedrich Ebert Foundation

Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung