About me

I am Associate Professor in Comparative Politics at the Department of Political Science at Lund University https://www.svet.lu.se .  My research interests include political psychology; comparative and European politics; populism and democratisation, and I have a soft spot for novel quantitative methods.

I defended my dissertation “Do Deliberative and Participatory Processes Matter? Crafting Trust in Political Institutions” at the European University Institute http://www.eui.eu/Home.aspx in 2012 supervised by Prof. Sven Steinmo. My dissertation received a nomination for the Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award 2013 (American Political Science Association).

I have a background in the private sector as chief analyst in Djøf Public Affairs https://www.djoef.dk/ and chief European analyst at the think tank Kraka http://www.kraka.dk/. I have acted as a consulting analyst at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) – a think tank under the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://www.diis.dk/. Additionally, I have worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark as well as the Danish Representation in Slovenia.