I am a researcher at the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn. Prior to joining the DIE, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Zukunftskolleg and the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz. In my research, I study political violence and its effect on individual attitudes and group dynamics, conflict management and conflict resolution in armed conflicts as well as quantitative research methodology. My work has been published in the Journal of Peace Research, International Interaction and the Stata Journal.