Doctoral Student

MA, Sociology, Univeristy of Chicago

MA, Sociology, University of Mannheim

BA, Sociology, University of Leipzig

BA, Philosophy, University of Leipzig


My dissertation uses quantitative and computational techniques to study the emergence of political parties and political careers in America between 1777 and 1820. A collaborative project with John Padgett and Jonathan Schoots explores the structure of political rhetoric in Renaissance Florence and ties it to political conflict and revolt. Other projects have explored the spatial distribution of mobilization in the case of the Tea Party and nonparametric methods for ecological analyses.