Research interests: comparative political sociology, party competition, social movements, civil society, political participation, crisis politics, cleavages, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, research methods. You can find more information about my ongoing research, published in scientific, or general media outlets.
Previously I received my PhD in December 2018 from the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute, with a thesis on “Parties and protests in crisis-hit Europe: continuity and change in the structure of political conflict”. Before that I studied political science at the Central European University with a focus on electoral politics. You can find my more detailed cv here.
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|Jul 6, 2022||I will be presenting the working paper The Mobilizing Capacity of Organized Civil Society during the Pandemic, co-authored with Gesine Höltmann and Swen Hutter, at the Frontiers in Civil Society Research workshop, at the WZB, in Berlin. Join the event for the public roundtable on ‘Reviving Social Capital Theory or Searching for New Key Concepts?’. You can register here.|
|Jun 28, 2022|| I will be presenting the working paper Just Call Me Movement: Party (Re-)branding in Europe co-authored with Swen Hutter, at the Conference of Europeanists in Lisbon. Due to a last-minute change in the schedule, I present in the panel ‘Ideology and Party Politics in Europe and Latin America’ on the 29th of June, from 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM (Room C5.08). See the pdf program. |
I will also be the discussant of the panel ‘EU Resilience in Times of COVID-19?: Public Support, Legitimacy, and Solidarity’ on the 30st of June, from 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM (Room B2.01).
|Apr 24, 2022||I reviewed “Extreme Reactions - Radical Right Mobilization in Eastern Europe” by Lenka Buštíková for Party Politics. You can access it here!|
|Apr 20, 2022||New publication: our article on “Protest and Electoral Breakthrough: Challenger Party-Movement Interactions in Germany” with Manès Weisskircher and Swen Hutter is available open access in German Politics. Check out the paper here!|
- German Pol.Protest and Electoral Breakthrough: Challenger Party-Movement Interactions in GermanyGerman Politics 2022
- Gov&OppHow do populist radical right parties differentiate their appeal? Evidence from the media strategy of the Hungarian Jobbik partyGovernment and Opposition 2021
- Party PoliticsProtesting Parties in Europe: A comparative analysis:Party Politics 2020