Curriculum Vitae

born 7 October 1970 in Mannheim/Germany, married

Academic Positions

since January 2010:

Professor (hoogleraar) of International Security at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 

August 2008 to December 2009:

Associate Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

August 2007 to July 2008:

Senior Lecturer at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

January 2002 to July 2007:

Senior Research Fellow at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)

January to July 2007:

Member of the Executive Board (Vorstand) of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)

2006/2007:

Visiting Professor (Vertretung) of International Relations at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University Frankfurt/Germany

2003/2004:

Visiting Professor (Vertretung) of Comparative International Politics at the University of Konstanz/Germany

October 2001 to September 2003:

Research Associate in the DFG-funded project “German EU Policy: Governance in a changing Europe” at the Institute for Comparative Politics and International Relations, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main  (headed by Prof. Gunther Hellmann)

November 1999 to December 2001:

Research Associate and Lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences (Institute for Comparative Politics and International Relations), Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main 

April 1997 to November 1999:

Research Associate in the DFG-funded project “German Foreign Policy since Unification” at the Institute of Political Science, University of Tübingen (headed by Prof. Volker Rittberger)

July 1994 to July 1996:

Research Assistant at the Institute of Political Science, University of Tübingen (chair of Prof. Rittberger)

Education

2001

Ph.D. ‘Die Konstruktion einer europäischen Außenpolitik‘
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt/Main University

1990-1996

Political Science, German Literature and Philosophy at the University of Tübingen / Germany

1992/93

Study Abroad
Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio/USA
Classes in Macroeconomics, American Literature and Spanish

Awards, Grants and Fellowships

2019-21

Research Grant “Politicization of Security Policy in Comparative Perspective”, Gerda Henkel Stiftung

2019

Visiting Scholar am European University Institute in Florence, Italy

2016

Visiting scholar at the Berlin Social Science Centre (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin)

2011

Research Grant „Electing to Fight or to make Peace? Electoral systems and ethnic violence in post-war societies”, Berghof Foundation Berlin

2010

Research Grant “Rehabilitation ot Retribution? Cultures of Control and Policies towards Rogue States”, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

2010

Research Grant “The internationalization of internal security governance”
Centre for Comparative Social Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

2009

Research Grant „Parliamentary Control of Military Missions”
Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces

2007-2011

Research Grant, “Reconstituting Democracy in Europe” (funded by the European Commission; coordinated by the University of Oslo)

2007-2008

Research Grant „Parliamentary Control of Military Missions in Western Democracies“, Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung  

2007

Journal of European Public Policy Special Issue Prize

2007

Visiting Scholar, University of California at Berkeley

2005

Research Grant „Parliamentary Control of Military Missions”
Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces  

2004

Research Grant “Democratic Legitimacy of European Security and Defense Policy” European Union Institute for Security Studies  

1992-1996 Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Student scholarship

Other Professional Activities

Professional Service

2017
Scientific Co-Director of the Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies (ACCESS Europe)


2017
Chair of the Annual PhD Award Committee of the Nederlandse Kring voor Wetenschap der Politiek and the Vereniging voor Politieke Wetenschappen

2016-2017
member of the editorial board of “Foreign Policy Analysis”

2016-2019
Head of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

2016
Program Chair of the Joint conference of the International Studies Association (ISA)  and the Central and Eastern European Studies Association (CEEISA) in Ljubljana, June 2016

2016
Member of the Annual PhD Award Committee of the Nederlandse Kring voor Wetenschap der Politiek and the Vereniging voor Politieke Wetenschappen

since 2014
Associated Researcher at the Centre for the Politics of Transnational Law

2013-2018

Co-leader of the theme “Europe and the World” within the Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies (ACCESS)

Since 2011
“Vertrauensdozent” of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

2010-2020

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Flemish Peace Research Institute

Since 2010
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the “Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen”

2010 – 2011
Associate Editor of the Journal of International Relations and Development

2008-2010
Member of the Carl Beck Award Committee of the International Studies Association

since 2007
Member of the Amsterdam Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on International Crimes (ACIC)

since 2007
Research Affiliate of the Comparative Research in Law and Political Economy Network, York University, Toronto/Canada

2007
Section Chair “Liberalism and Peace” ECPR Standing Group on International Relations Conference, Turin, 12-15 September 2007

since 2005
Member of the Editorial Board of “International Politics”

2005
Section Chair “Democracy and Peace” ECPR General Conference, Budapest, 8-11 September 2005

2004-2006
High level expert group „Russia in Europe“ of the Friedrich Ebert-Stiftung

2004
Section Chair “Democracy and Peace”, ECPR Standing Group on International Relations Conference, The Hague, 9-11 September 2004

2003
Section Chair “Democracy and Peace” ECPR General Conference, Marburg, 18-21 September 2003

Reviewer of manuscripts and research proposals:

Acta Politica, British Journal of Politics and International Relations; Cambridge University Press; Contemporary Security Policy; Contexto Internacional; Cooperation and Conflict; Czech Science Foundation; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung; Ethnopolitics; Europe and the World: A Law Review; European Journal of International Relations; European Journal of Political Research; European Political Science Review; European Security; European Union Politics; Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen; Foreign Policy Analysis; Global Affairs; Hague Journal of Diplomacy; International Peacekeeping; International Studies Quarterly; Journal of Common Market Studies; Journal of European Public Policy; Journal of International Relations and Development; Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding; Journal of Peace Research; Latvian Council of Science; Leiden Journal of International Law; Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO); Parliamentary Affairs; Perspectives on Federalism; Politics and Governance; Politische Vierteljahresschrift; Review of International Studies; Routledge; Russia in Global Affairs; Security Studies; Swiss National Science Foundation; Terrorism and Political Violence; Thyssen Foundation; West European Politics; Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik; Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung; Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen.

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