Having worked at universities and parliaments, I am experienced in political science and political practice. Currently, I am a policy adviser for education, science, culture, and religion at a German state parliament. Meanwhile, I have finished my PhD thesis on religious parties as rational actors at the Institute of Political Science at Goethe University Frankfurt. In addition, I am chairman of the Open Religion Policy Forum, a network investigating religion policy. ->biography

My areas of interest include government regulation of religion, religious freedom, religious parties, political economy of religion, and constitution making. Besides writing normative op-eds, I focus on the empirical side of political science. My methods include inferential statistics and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). ->publications

I attach great value to the challenging and often neglected dialogue between scientists on the one hand and politicians and the public on the other hand. Therefore, I have a special interest in think tanks and science outreach. For me giving public lectures and working with journalists is an essential and rewarding part of research. ->media coverage

If you want to connect for research, a public event or reporting, I am happy to receive your message. ->contact and network