Teaching portfolio

Course portfolio

Comparative politics — political institutions, empirical democratic theory, European and German politics, political economy and public policy

Social science research methods — research design, introductory and intermediate statistics, data science, programming (Python, R, Stata)

teaching exampleseconomic voting · VAA “Erststimme 2013”

Training in academic teaching

University of Bremen – two day courses (20 hours)

(1) introduction to academic teaching – (2) coaching – (3) examination and grading – (4) speech training and voice coaching (one day) – (5) competency-based learning: planning, teaching, grading – (6) teaching large groups – (7) activity-based learning

Teaching experience

University of Bremen (2010–today)

4 courses a year with 14 sessions of 1.5 hours in German and English

  • Quantitative methods (MA incoming, yearly 2011-15)
  • Politics and economics (BA lecture, 2015, 150 students)
  • Comparative political economy (MA level, 2015, English)
  • Political regimes (BA level, 2014)
  • Introduction to academic research and writing (BA incoming, 2011-14 five times)
  • European Parliament elections (BA level, 2014) [7 sessions of 3 hours]
  • R programming for social scientists (BA/MA level, 2015, 2014, 2012 co-teaching [psychology]) [7 sessions of 3 hours]
  • Political institutions: Germany in comparative perspective (BA level, 2013, English)
  • German elections 2013 (Part B): Developing and deploying a voting advice application for the Bremen region – www.erststimme2013.de (BA level and general studies, 2013) [7 sessions of 3 hours]
  • Parties and party system in Germany (BA level, 2012, 2015)
  • Political institutions and democratic representation (MA level, 2012)
  • Advanced quantitative methods (BA/MA level, co-teaching, 2012)
  • Bicameralism (BA level, 2011, English)
  • Game theory in political science (senior BA level, co-teaching, 2011)

University of Konstanz (2016/17 and 2007–2009, German and English)

  • Political institutions and democratic representation (MA level, 2017, English)
  • Democratic representation and the welfare state (senior BA level, 2017)
  • Elections and electoral systems (senior BA level, 2017)
  • Thesis seminar comparative politics (BA/MA level, 2017)
  • German politics (BA lecture, 2016, 350 students, 8 TAs)
  • Political regimes and public administration (senior BA level, 2016, English)
  • Programming and computing for social scientists (all levels, 2009, compact course)
  • Democracy and the welfare state (senior BA level, 2008, English)
  • Making votes count: Political institutions and democratic representation (senior BA level, 2007, English)

PhD Workshops (2009–today)

  • Python programming for social sciences: Collecting, analyzing and presenting social media data, ECPR Winter School, University of Bamberg, Germany (March 2017 – five days)
  • Programming in the social sciences: Web scraping, social media, and new (big) data with Python, ECPR Winter School, University of Bamberg, Germany (February 2016, 2015 – two days)
  • R programming workshop, University of Bremen, Germany (March 2015 – two days)
  • Computer programming for the social sciences, The Institute of Social Sciences (ICS-Instituto de Ciências Sociais), Lisbon, Portugal (February 2011 – five days)
  • Mapping political institutions (with Armen Hakhverdian), European University Institute, Florence, Italy (May 2010 – two days)
  • Data management and analysis, The ECPR – Carlo Alberto Summer School on Analytical Politics in Europe, Turin, Italy (September 2009 – one day)
  • Data management and analysis, Graduate School in Social, Economic and Political Science, University of Milan, Italy (March 2009 – one day)

Teaching grants

University of Bremen 2014: European Parliament election seminar

University of Bremen 2013: VAA “Erststimme 2013”