Curriculum Vitae

2010:
Awarded by the Johannes Gutenberg-University for the best PhD in 2009

2009 (april):
Dr, phil. in Political Science (summa cum laude); PhD on Social trust. An integration of sociological and economic explanation approaches

since 2008:
Lecturer at the Department of Political Science (unit Politics and Economy), Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz; further training in university teaching and learning

2002-2008:

Research fellow at the Department of Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg- University Mainz; chair of Prof. Dr. Volker Kunz(Comparative Politics/ Economy and Society)

2002:
Master`s degree (M.A.) in Political Science

1998-2002:
Awardee of the Scholarship Foundation Cusanuswerk

1999-2000:
Erasmus student at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland

1998-2000:
Training at the Institute for the Advancement of Young Journalists (ifp) in Munich 1998-2000; various internships in press and radio broadcasting

1996-2002:
Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz (political science, public law, sociology)

1996:
Abitur (A-levels) Gymnasium am Krebsberg, Neunkirchen (Saarland)

Date of birth: 14/03/1977; married; two children (daughter and son)