I am Professor of Politics & Gender, Diversity & Equality at Department of Political Science of the University of Salzburg.

I am also affiliated with the European Governance and Politics Program of the Robert Schuman for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence.

I serve as the Chair and Co-convenor of the Standing Group on Political Representation, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR); as Chief Editor of Specialty Section "Political Participation" of the new gold Open Access journal Frontiers in Political Science ; and as Co-editor of the Series "Politics and Governance in the Smaller European Democracies", NOMOS Publications.

My work appears in international peer reviewed outlets, such as West European Politics, European Union Politics; and Politics & Gender (see Publications or Google Scholar Profile).

Research interests: democracy, European integration, inequality in political representation (esp. gender and its interplay with other forms of inequality).

I supervise BA, MA and PhD projects on Politics and Gender, Diversity and Equality.

Bio: Prior to Salzburg, I was a Jean Monnet and Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. I have also conducted postdoctoral research at Stanford University, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the GESIS-Leibniz Institute in Cologne and the University of Vienna. I obtained my Doctoral Degree in Political Science from the University of Vienna  under the supervision of Prof. Sylvia Kritzinger and Prof. Anton Pelinka. I also hold degrees from the Institute of Advanced Studies/Institut für Höhere Studien-IHS (Politics and European Integration); the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (Master in Advanced International Studies/MAIS); the College of Europe in Bruges (MA in European Political and Administrative Studies); and the University of Athens (Theatre Studies).