Biography

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg. As part of the IUROPA project, I am currently conducting research on European judicial politics. Previously, I was a political advisor in the European Parliament and a research fellow at KU Leuven.

Most of my research addresses different aspects of the interplay between law and politics, frequently in the context of the European Union. I maintain the eurlex R package for accessing data on European Union law.

Interests
  • European integration
  • International institutions
  • Law and politics
  • Text analysis
  • Data science
Education
  • PhD European Law and Politics, 2020

    KU Leuven

  • MA EU International Relations, 2016

    College of Europe

  • BA International Relations, 2015

    University of Groningen

  • LLB International and European Law, 2015

    University of Groningen

Recent Posts

Teaching & Presenting

2021

November: Presented research on the EU law and politics of protecting national judicial independence at IUROPA workshop, Gothenburg

November: Presentation on rule of law backsliding in Poland and Hungary to Swedish Liberals

Fall: Teaching classes on EU institutions, Europeanization of foreign policy and European climate and energy policy at University of Gothenburg

Fall: Teaching quantitative text analysis and methods at a PhD academy at Venice International University

Spring: Co-teaching an interdisciplinary course on the European Court of Justice at KU Leuven

January: Invited speaker at a webinar with the Institute for European Law at KU Leuven to discuss developments in EU rule of law policy

2020

November: Spoke about a “New Generation of International Law Databases” as part of the Computational and Empirical International Law Speaker Series

November: Taught a guest lecture about rule of law backsliding in the European Union for students of the Master of European Studies at KU Leuven

September: Defended my PhD thesis on competence contestation in the European Union at KU Leuven

August: With co-authors presented our research on drivers of state interventions before EU courts as part of the ECPR Law & Courts webinar series

July: Presented my research on estimating the preferences of the European Court of Justice as part of the ECPR Law & Courts webinar series

2019

Fall: Taught data science tutorials as part of “Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe and the World” (Master of European Studies)

October: Introduction to EU Institutions and Law (Master of European Studies)

July: Presented my experimental paper “Apolitical Lawyer” at IVR Congress in Luzern

July: Introduction to EU Institutions and the Rule of Law Crisis (Global Governance and International Law Summer School, Leuven)

June: Presented my paper on EUSSUE Attention at Quantitative Text Analysis Workshop in Dublin and EPSA Annual Conference in Belfast

February: From Law to Data. A short course introducing data manipulation and analysis in Excel and R intended to popularize data science at Belgian law faculties.

2018

Fall: Teaching assistant on the course ‘Fondements de droit’ at KU Leuven

November: EU law tutorial on the concept of legal basis

October: Introduction to EU Institutions and Law (Master of European Studies)

2017

November: EU law tutorial on the relationship between the EU Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights at KU Leuven

October: Tutorial simulating Brexit negotiations with a design combining elements of two-level game theory and mixed-motive bargaining. Each student played an individual actor with unique preferences (altogether 22 inividual dossiers were drafted).

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