I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Colorado State University and a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Government at the University of Vienna. I received my Ph.D. in Government from the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin in 2020 and was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Government at the University of Vienna between 2020-22.

My research interests focus on comparative politics and quantitative and computational methods. I use text as data, Bayesian statistics, and machine learning to study the interaction of political parties and voters. In my dissertation I examine the determinants and consequences of negative campaigning in multi-party electoral competition in Europe. I am also interested in estimating the prevalence and consequences of variation of political knowledge and information in the mass public and media.

I have received an M.Sc. in Statistics from the Department of Statistics and Data Science at the University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to UT Austin I received an M.Sc. in Political Behaviour from the Department of Government of the University of Essex/England and a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science and Sociology from the Institute of Political Science at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg/Germany.