I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. This website is neither hosted nor officially endorsed by UW-Whitewater and the UW System. All views expressed are my own.

My expertise and research interests are in transatlantic relations, with an increasing interest in Latin America as part of those relations, comparative historical (political) development, democracy, authoritarianism (fascism). In general, my work concerns the intersections of politics and history.

Expertise related questions and media inquiries highly welcome! You can reach me by using the email form provided on the contact page.

Short Biography:

I was born in Lauterbach/Hessen and grew up in Darmstadt. All during the Cold War in what was then West-Germany, the old Federal Republic.

I received my PhD in political science from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Before coming to UW-Whitewater, I taught two academic years in a non-tenure track position in the Department of Political Science and in the Master of International Studies program at North Carolina State University.

Prior to my return to the United States, I held various academic positions in Europe, including as an Assistant Professor in the European Studies program at American University in Bulgaria and as a senior research fellow of the German Science Association (DFG) in the Department of Political Science at the University of Giessen, Germany. I have also been a CEP and a DAAD lecturer at the University of Cluj-Napoca and the University of Bucharest, Romania, and I have given lectures at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, and Bosporus University, Istanbul, Turkey, among others.

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