I am a Researcher at the Department of Comparative Politics of the University of Bergen where I lead the project titled ’Strengthening Regional Democracy’ funded by the Trond Mohn foundation and the University of Bergen. Between 2011-2019. I was an Assistant Professor in Research Methods at Maastricht University and before that I was a Newton International Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.
I am a regular visiting scholar of the Centre on Constitutional Change and the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. My research and teaching interests span the topics of federalism, territorial politics, methodology, regional government, regional elections, multilevel governance, and regionalist parties. My work can be characterized by its comparative and quantitative nature with a strong focus on the collection of data and the development of new measurements which are subsequently used to advance theory.