I am a lecturer in political science and research methods at the University of Hamburg (Germany). Between 2014 and 2015 I was an interim professor (Vertretungsprofessor) of social science research methods at the University of Oldenburg (Germany). My work focuses on political sociology, quantitative methods and case study research. I am particularly interested in electoral and parliamentary behavior in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. I earned my Dr. phil. degree from the Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany) and I hold an MA degree in International Relations from the University of Wroclaw (Poland). I also studied at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (USA) and the University of Passau (Germany).