Professional Experience

Digital Research and Policy Associate, Institute for Strategic Dialogue
London, UK | Since April 2019

  • Mapping and researching the extreme right online
  • Researching hate and disinformation online in the context of the European and the UK Elections 2019 and the US election 2020
  • Advising on digital policy in Germany and UK

Researcher, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Cologne, Germany | November 2018 – March 2019

  • Research into echo chambers on social media

Research Associate, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Princeton, USA | September 2018 – December 2018

  • Research into political news consumption and information diets in the US and Germany 

Research Assistant, Oxford Internet Institute – University of Oxford
Oxford, UK | November 2017 – July 2018

  • Computational Propaganda Research Project: Research into public opinion manipulation online in Germany, Austria and the US 

Civic Education Lecturer and Seminar Leader
Germany and UK | Since 2012

  • Conducted talks and seminars about how the Internet is shaping democracy e.g. for the University of Cologne and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation  

Conference Manager, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
Düsseldorf, Germany | September 2012 – September 2017

  • Trainee and conference manager



University of Oxford, MSc Social Science of the Internet, 2017 – 2018
Oxford, UK | October 2017 – September 2018

  • Thesis: “Digital media as a counterpublic: The rise of the AfD in Germany”

University of Cologne, BSc Social Science, 2013 – 2017 (Distinction)
Cologne, Germany | September 2013 – October 2017

  • Thesis: “Echo chambers in social media – an empirical assessment of the Munich shooting”



Scholarship Recipient – German Academic Scholarship Foundation
Berlin, Germany | April 2018 – September 2018

Scholarship Recipient – Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
Berlin, Germany | April 2014 – March 2018


Skills and Knowledge

Domain knowledge and experience: Media and Communication Studies, Internet Studies, Data Science, Digital Policy, Political Education

Research Skills: Quantitative Content Analysis (automated & human coding), Social Network Analysis, Cluster Analysis, Multivariate Statistics, Visualisation

Tools & Technology: R, Python, LaTeX, Tableau

Languages: German: native speaker; English: fluent