I am a research associate at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin). Before returning to HU Berlin, I was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at King’s College London, where I convened and taught the “Foreign Policies of the EU” module, and was the principal investigator in a project funded by the European Commission under H2020 MSCA program. Previously, I held research and visiting positions at the University of Helsinki, Uppsala University, Hanse Institute for Advanced Study and University of Hamburg.
I work on two research programs. The 1st research program lies at the sub-disciplinary interface between European studies, International Relations (IR), and comparative politics. The program studies EU’s external governance, as well as democracy and autocracy, democratic theory, and political regimes in the Eastern Partnership region. The 2nd research program is located at the interdisciplinary interface between IR, cognitive psychology, and behavioural economics. It encompasses insights from prospect theory for the study of competing regional integration processes unfolding in the EU and the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union.
I hold a PhD (2014) in political science from HU Berlin and I am the author of “Regime Dynamics in EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood: EU Democracy Promotion, International Influences, and Domestic Contexts” (2017, Palgrave Macmillan).
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