Employment | Academic Position


Humboldt-University of Berlin, 2022-2024

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Department of Social Science, Theory of Politics


King's College London, 2021 -

Visiting researcher (post-doc)

Department of Digital Humanities (sponsor Paolo Gerbaudo)


Humboldt-University of Berlin, 2021-

Associate researcher (post-doc)

Founding Director of the Data Politics Lab

Department of Social Science, Theory of Politics


University of Vienna, 2015-2021

Lecturer (teaching) in Political Theory (postgraduate and undergraduate level); the history of political ideas, democratic theory, digital politics and social movements


Humboldt-University of Berlin, 2020

Fellow (post-doc)

Centre for Humanities and Social Change


Goldsmiths University of London, 2020

Visiting Researcher (PhD)

Department of Politics and International Relations (sponsor Will Davies)


Duke University, North Carolina, 2019

Visiting Researcher (PhD)

Social Movements Lab, Franklin Humanities Institute (sponsor Michael Hardt)


Queen Mary University of London, 2018 - 2019

Visiting Researcher (PhD)

School of Politics and International Relations (sponsor Lasse Thomassen)


University of Westminster, London, 2017 - 2018

Visiting Researcher (PhD)

Centre for the Studies of Democracy (sponsor Chantal Mouffe)





PhD in Political Science, University of Vienna, with honours, Spring 2020

Thesis: “Provoked Democracy: Towards a Radical Democratic Theory of Experimental Action”. (Advisor: Oliver Marchart)


MA in Political Science, University of Vienna & Charles University, Prague, with honours, Summer 2014

Thesis: "Collective Agency: Gramsci, Holzkamp, Laclau/Mouffe". (Advisor: Ulrich Brand)


BA in Political Science, University of Vienna, with honours, Spring 2012



Grands, Fellowships and Awards


  • 2022-24 | Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2021-2022 | ÖAW Post-DocTrack Fellowship
  • 2020 | Humanities & Social Change International Foundation Fellowship
  • 2019 | University of Vienna Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2017-2018 | OeAD Marietta Blau Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2018 | University of Uppsala, Uppsala Forum Workshop-Grant
  • 2015-2018 | Rosa Luxemburg-Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2013-2014 | Rosa Luxemburg-Foundation Scholarship for postgraduate studies
  • 2013, 2014 & 2016 | University of Vienna, Accomplishment Award





Full list of publications here.


Editor & Reviewer

Founder and Editorial Board Member, engagée Journal

Polity Press, Routledge, Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (ZPol)



Invited Talks


Full list of invited talks here.





University of Vienna, Department of Political Science

  • 2021 | The Politics of the Future: Technology, Democracy and Resistance
  • 2020 | Power and Resistance in the Digital Constellation
  • 2019 | Digital Protest and the Political
  • 2016 – 2020 | The History of Political Ideas (20S, 19W, 18W, 18S, 17W, 17S, 16W)
  • 2018 | Radical Democracy and Municipal Movements
  • 2016 | Methods of Political Science
  • 2015 | Introduction to International Politics


Photo: Olivier Pol Michel


Photo: Olivier Pol Michel |www.moi-toi.de


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