Hi. I am a senior researcher and head of the cluster Conflict & Security at the Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) in Flensburg, Germany. My research and teaching interests are situated at the intersection of empirical conflict studies, ethnopolitics, and comparative politics and focus on three areas: the emergence of conflictive mass behavior in divided societies, institutional options for regulating such conflicts in a peaceful and sustainable way, as well as ethnic diversity and relationships between "old" and "new" minorities more general.


Previously, I held positions as research associate and post-doctoral researcher at Heidelberg University and Mannheim University (Head of Chairs: Prof. Aurel Croissant and Prof. Dr. Marc Debus). My work has been published by Palgrave MacMillan, the International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, International Interactions, or Regional & Federal Studies, among others. I am book reviews editor of the journal Democratization (Taylor and Francis).


On this website, you will find further information on my current research projects, publications and teaching. Are you a researcher who is interested in conflict dynamics or territorial autonomy? I am always looking for opportunities to collaborate, so please get in touch via mail, twitter, or BlueSky!