I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and leader of the research group CIMT that investigates the chances and challenges of involving citizens in political decisions in the context of sustainable mobility transitions. My research focuses in particular on the role of citizen participation for legitimacy beliefs and how these are related to the substantial “quality” of citizens’ contributions to such participation processes.
Since October 2019 I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. Before I was responsible for the management of the Düsseldorf Institute for Internet and Democracy (DIID) as well as the PhD programme NRW Forschungskolleg Online-Partizipation at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. Before coming to Düsseldorf I have worked at University College London and the University of Oxford. After my studies of Social Sciences (mainly Media and Communication) in Berlin and Leicester I obtained a doctorate from the Oxford Internet Institute of the University of Oxford in 2013.
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