I am a PhD student at Penn State, studying Political Science and Social Data Analytics. I’ve come here after completing my Bachelor and Master degrees at the University of Mannheim, Germany.

The fundamental question about politics that I am interested in is quite simple: What keeps politicians in (and out) of power? And so, elections and anything pertaining to them are my specialty. Election campaigns are a particular favorite of mine, as is the use of rhetoric employed by political elites.

I am also very passionate about the development and application of quantitative methods. My research largely focuses on the application of text-statistical methods, natural language processing and deep learning. I am also interested in tools of analysis relying on geographical and network data.