Research Interests

I am a political scientist by training who is interested in broader interactions between politics, culture, and society and in inter-/disciplinary research, empirical and theoretical, on historical and contemporary issues, including:

European and German political cultures, political parties, democracies, and crises of democracies; antisemitism, racism, the radical right, and populism in European politics and society; international political and democratic theory and its contemporary relevance, with a focus on European-Jewish political and social thought, cosmopolitanism, Hannah Arendt and the Frankfurt School; the relationship between (trans)national political cultures and sports cultures; Jewish minorities and German-Israeli relations in politics and society; as well as the history of genocide in the age of the Holocaust and its legacy for memory cultures, democratic political cultures, and universal human rights.