Please note that some of the lists below are only extracts. A full CV (which might need some updating) can be accessed from here (PDF).

Academic positions

  • since 02/2015: Professor of Political Sociology, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen (overview in English)

    • since 01/2020: Fachbereichssprecher (head of department)
    • since 09/2019: Akademischer Programmleiter (head of programme), Sociology, Politics & and Economics programme
    • since 05/2019: Sprecher (head/representative), Research Cluster Computational Social Science
    • since 02/2016: Member of the Academic Senate
  • 09/2012-01/2015: Akademischer Rat (tenured senior lecturer), University of Constance
  • 09/2009-08/2012: DAAD-Fachlektor (lecturer, co-funded by the German Academic Exchange Service), Departent of Government, University of Essex
  • 04/2004-08/2009: Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (postdoc/lecturer/assistant professor, no tenure-track), Department of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim
  • 10/2000-03/2004: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (lecturer/teaching fellow/researcher), Department of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim
  • 01/1998-09/2000: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Mannheim Centre of European Social Research, University of Mannheim


  • 12/2013: Habititation, University of Constance, Venia Legendi in Political Science
  • 03/2004: Dr.rer.soc. (PhD in Social Sciences), University of Mannheim
  • 03/1996: M.A. Political Science (major), Philosophy (minor), and History (minor), University of Hamburg

Service to the profession

Additional teaching appointments

  • since 2006: Instructor, Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Collection and Analysis (Various courses on programming, data analysis, and graphics in R)
  • since 2005: Instructor of (usually one-time) courses on programming, data analysis, and graphics in R at University of Zurich (2020), University of Innsbruck (2020), University of Mannheim (2008-12), University of Trier (2008), University of Berne (2006)
  • 2009-2017: course “Mathematical Tools for Social Scientists”, GESIS-Leibniz-Institut for the Social Sciences