"[U]seful thought in the political sciences is the product not just of rational deduction about phenomena external to ourselves but also of emotional and esthetic experience and of a recognition of the relationship of 'self' to environment." -- George F. Kennan

Welcome to my Website!

I am Associate Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck. I am also Program Director of the BA Political Science as well as the MA Political Science: European and International Studies.

In my research, I primarily focus on Foreign Policy Analysis (group decision making, traits and perceptions, discourse networks), US Foreign and Security Policy as well as on (Counter)Terrorism.

Have a closer look at my current research projects, my list of publications and my courses to learn more about me and my work.