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My research focuses on protest movements, political engagement, party competition, political communication, and applied quantitative methods, particularly quantitative text analysis and automated event extraction.
In the WZB Protest Monitoring, a BMBF- and BMI-financed research project on political radicalization and protest in Germany, I am responsible for the construction of a database on protest events in Germany.
I obtained my doctorate at the European University Institute in 2020, where I was also involved in the ERC-POLCON project. In my PhD project, I engaged with the impact of populist radical right parties on party competition in Europe. Methodologically, I take a broad interest in quantitative methods, with a particular focus on text-as-data approaches.