ABOUT ME

I am 

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher at the School of Political Science, Government and International Affairs, Tel Aviv University, Israel

  • Associated member at the Department of Political Science / Center for the Study of Democracy at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany

  • Founding Member of the Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network (https://www.icrnetwork.org/)

  • Anti-Corruption Researcher offering consulting, training and education

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Comparative Research on Democracy, (Political) Corruption, Conflict Resolution, Gender, Political Culture Research

– with a special focus on Europe and the Middle East

Corruption Research

- with a special focus on causes and consequences - norms and values, conflict resolution, gender

12/2013

Dissertation (PhD) at Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Germany  

"Corruption in Europe in Comparative Perspective" 

10/2003 - 03/2009

Master of Arts (M.A.) at Universität Greifswald, Germany

Master of Arts (M.A.) at Universität Greifswald: Political Science (Major), Business Administration (Minor) and Communication Studies (Minor)

Social Science Methods

- in particular quantitative, experimental and mixed methods

10/1994 - 07/2003

Abitur at Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Gymnasium, Binz/Bergen (Rügen)

(Equivalent to High School Degree)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since 10/2016

Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Political Science, Governance and International Affairs, Tel Aviv University

Since 06/2018

Consultancy: Open Society Foundations, The Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE), project "The Impact of Corruption and State Capture on Women" in Central and Eastern Europe

Since 08/2018

International Consultant, United Nations, Education for Justice (E4J), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, support of the development and implementation of university modules on anti-corruption

Oct 2017

Visiting Researcher, Quality of Government Institute, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Oct 2015 – Sep 2016

Fritz Thyssen Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Political Science, Governance and International Affairs, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Feb – Apr 2015

Visiting Researcher (Post-Doctoral Fellow), School of Political Science, Governance and International Affairs, Tel Aviv University, hosted by Yossi Shain

Jan 2014 – Sept 2015

Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Institute of Political Science / Center for the Study of Democracy (Prof. Ferdinand Müller-Rommel); Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Germany

Jan – Apr 2014

Visiting Researcher (Post-Doctoral Fellow) at the Center for the Study of Democracy, University of California, Irvine, funded by DFG-Research Grant (German Research Foundation), hosted by Russell J. Dalton

Apr 2010 – Dec 2013

Research Associate and PhD Candidate at the Institute of Political Science / Center for the Study of Democracy (Prof. Ferdinand Müller-Rommel); Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Germany

May 2009 – Mar 2010

Research Associate at the Department of Business Administration, Organisation, Personnel and Innovation Economics (Prof. Ricarda Bouncken), University of Greifswald, Germany

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