• November 2018: Founder of the Munich Politics Network
  • July 2017: Founder of the Speaker Series Munich Talks
  • January 2017: Founding Dean of the School of Governance, Technical University of Munich
  • July 2016: Reform Rector of the Hochschule für Politik/Bavarian School of Public Policy, Technical University of Munich
  • July 2016: Professor of European and Global Governance, Bavarian School of Public Policy, Technical University of Munich
  • 2015: Fulbright Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, Center for European Studies
  • 2014: Call for a Professorship (W3) in International Relations and External Politics, Department of Political Science (University of Trier) (declined December 2014)
  • 2014: Nominated by the President of the Leibniz Gemeinschaft as the representative of Political Science for the German Science Foundation (DFG) election 2015
  • 2013: Nominated by the European Research Council as a Member of AcademiaNet (Expert Database for Outstanding Female Scientists and Scholars)
  • 2012: Awarded a Starting Grant Consolidator from the European Research Council, Seventh EU Framework Programme, “Delegation of Power to International Organizations and Institutional Empowerment over Time“ (1.293.000,00 €)
  • 2012: Full Professor (W3) in International Relations, Department of Political Science, Technische Universität Dresden
  • 2011– 2012: Heisenberg Fellow, at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB), Research Unit Transnational Conflicts and international institutions (under the direction of Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn)
  • 2011: Call for a Guest Professorship in European Integration, Department of Social and Political Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (declined)
  • 2010-2011: Guest Professor in International Relations and European Integration, Centre for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy, Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science, Free University Berlin
  • 2010: Call for a Professorship in Political Science, Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland (declined)
  • 2009-2010: Guest Professor in Comparative Politics, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Institute of Social Sciences
  • 2009: Visiting Fellow Centre for European Studies, Carleton University Ottawa, Canada
  • 2008: Assistant Professor, Comparative Analysis of Political Systems, Department of Social and Political Science, Humboldt-University Berlin
  • 2007-2008: Jean Monnet Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, San Domenico, Fiesole, Italy
  • 2003-2007: Assistant Professor, Comparative Analysis of Political Systems, Department of Social and Political Science, Humboldt-University Berlin
  • 2000-2002: Research Associate, Lecturer and PhD. Student, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science, Free University Berlin; Lecturer, Centre for European Studies, University of Szczecin (Poland)
  • 1999: Trainee, General Direction Legislative Procedures (Co-Decision), Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, Brussels


  • 2009: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Social and Political Science, Postdoctoral Thesis (Habilitation) and venia legendi awarded in the field of Political Science
  • 2002: Free University Berlin, Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science PhD. in Political Science
  • 1998-1999: Free University Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, European Centre for Comparative Government and Public Policy Master in European Studies
  • 1995-1998: Free University Berlin, Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science Diploma in Political Science
  • 1994-1995: Technical University Lisbon, Department of Political Science Study of International Relations  



Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG); Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD); European Research Council (ERC); Fulbright Commission; Margarete von Wrangell Habilitation Programme for Women of the German Bundesland Baden-Württemberg;  Research Foundation Flanders; Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes


Comparative European Politics; European Journal of International Relations; European Union Politics; Journal of Common Market Studies; Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis; Journal of Contemporary European Research; Journal of European Public Policy; Journal of International Relations & Development; Journal of Peace Research; Journal of Public Policy; Journal of International Dispute Settlement; International Interactions; International Negotiation; International Political Science Review; International Relations; International Studies Quarterly; International Studies Review; Negotiation Journal; Politics & Policy; Politische Vierteljahresschrift; Regional & Federal Studies; Review of International Political Economy; Review of International Studies; Revue Politique Européenne; Scandinavian Political Studies; West European Politics; World Trade Review



  • Member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network
  • President of the international jury of the John McCain Dissertation Award by the Munich Security Conference
  • Nominated as a Counselor of Portugal in the World – World Portuguese Network/Portuguese Diaspora Council – under the patronage of the Portuguese President
  • Advisory services for the European External Action Service
  • Founding Dean, School of Governance, Technical University Munich, since January 2017
  • Reform Rector, Bavarian School of Public Policy, Technical University Munich, since July 2016
  • Head of the Department of Political Science, TU Dresden, March 2013 to July 2015
  • Deputy Director of the Center for International Studies, TU Dresden, November 2014 to June 2016
  • Co-Editor of Zeitschrift für Politik
  • Editorial Board of Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft
  • Member of the International Doctoral Program of the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) Council, Humboldt University Berlin since 2010
  • Member of the Committee of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes for the selection of graduate students since 2008
  • Member, Appointment Committee of several professorships in Political Science
  • Member, External Reviewer of several professorships in Political Science
  • Member, External Reviewer in several Dissertation Committees (European University Institute, Humboldt University Berlin, University of Salzburg, University of Leuven, University of Edinburg)
  • Member, External Evaluation Committee Master in European Studies, University of Bochum
  • Member, Habilitation Committees since 2004 at Humboldt University and TU Dresden
  • European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Representative at the Humboldt University (2005-2010)
  • Deutsche Vereinigung der Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW), German Association of Political Science, 2000-present.
  • International Studies Association, 2008-present.
  • European Union Studies Association, since 2012.
  • Economic Negotiation Network, since June 2010


  • Lectures on “Empowering International Organizations”:
    • Leipzig University (May 2016)
    • Temple University (April 2016)
    • Harvard University (November 2015)
    • University of Bonn (July 2013)
  • European Union Studies Association (EUSA) 2015, Boston (Discussant, Chair and Paper Presenter)


  • German Political Science Association Section on International Relations (IB-Sektionstagung der DVPW) Chair, Discussant and Paper Giver, 2014
  • Princeton University, March 2014 (Lecture)
  • Council for European Studies (CES) 2014, Washington (Discussant, Chair and Paper presenter)
  • EUSA 2013, Baltimore (Paper Presenter)
  • University of Antwerp, June 2012 (Lecture)
  • International Studies Association, Annual Conventions, San Francisco 2013, Montreal 2011 und New Orleans 2010 (Paper Presenter)
  • ECPR Joint Sessions: Mainz 2013, Antwerpen 2012, Lisbon 2009, Rennes 2008, Granada 2005 (Paper Presenter)
  • Workshop „Institutional Dynamics in World Politics: Explaining Variation in Scope, Pace, and Direction of International Institutional Change”, WZB 2011 (Paper Presenter)
  • Workshop „Public Administration and Multi-Level System“, HU Berlin, 2011, (Paper Presenter)
  • Kolleg Forschergruppe “The Transformative Power of Europe”, 2010 und 2011 (Lecture)
  • Konferenz “Myth or Reality? The Promise of Economic Multilateralism”, Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2010, (Paper Presenter)
  • ECPR Standing Group on International Relations, Stockholm, 2010 (Paper Presenter)
  • ECPR Standing Group on European Politics, Porto, 2010, (Paper Presenter)
  • Workshop “Political Science and Political Time”, University of Potsdam, 2009, (Paper Presenter)
  • Conference of the Working Group “Osteuropäische Gesellschaften in vergleichender Perspektive“ der DVPW „International Relations in Eastern Europe, HU Berlin, 2006, (Discussant)
  • Workshop on Pension Politics, HU Berlin, 2003, (Paper Presenter)
  • Workshop for Advanced Ph.D. Students on EU Politics, European University Institute, Florence, 2002, (Paper Presenter).


  • 2016: European University Institute (PhD. Student Katharina Meissner)
  • 2015: University of Edinburgh (PhD. Student Francesca Batzella)
  • 2014: European University Institute (PhD. Student Markus Gastinger)
  • 2014: University of Leuven (PhD. Student Johan Adriaensen)
  • 2014: University of Salzburg (PhD. Student Sonja Müller)
  • 2012: Humboldt University Berlin (PhD. Student Patrick Mello)


  • Introduction to International Relations (undergraduate)
  • International Institutions (graduate)
  • Emerging Powers in Global Governance (graduate)
  • Global Economic Institutions (graduate)
  • Transnational Regulation Networks (graduate)
  • International Organizations and the Principal-Agent Approach (graduate)
  • Theories of International Relations (undergraduate)
  • Trade Politics in Comparative Perspective (undergraduate)
  • Theory and Empirical Evidence of International Negotiations (graduate)
  • A Two-Level Game Analysis of WTO Agricultural Trade Negotiations (graduate)
  • The EU as a Research Field: Methods, Theories, and Interactions (graduate)
  • The EU as an Actor in World Politics (undergraduate)
  • EU-Canada Relations (undergraduate)
  • Theories of European Integration and Empirical Evidence (graduate)
  • Negotiations in the EU: Actors’ Preferences and Institutions (graduate)
  • Decision-making in the EU: a Comparative Analysis of Different Policy Fields (undergraduate)


  • Bachelor and Master Thesis (~90)
  • PhD Candidates (9)


  • Portuguese: Native
  • German: Excellent in Writing and Speaking
  • English: Excellent in Writing and Speaking
  • French: Very Good in Speaking and good in Writing
  • Spanish: Intermediate (elementary reading and speaking competence)
  • Italian: Intermediate (elementary reading and speaking competence)