I have been research associate at the Centre d’études européennes of Sciences Po, Paris. I have also been a lecturer or visiting lecturer at the University of Erfurt (Germany), at Sciences Po Paris, at the Centre for German and European Studies of the State University of St. Petersburg (Russia), at the Southern Methodist University (Paris Campus) and Assistant Professor at the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy (AGSIRD).
My work encompasses the fields of European Studies, Political Sociology, Comparative Politics and International Political Economy. My research concentrates on how political, economic, cultural and social transformations influence the process of democratization and consolidation of democratic institutions in the Member States of the European Union, as well as in transition and developing countries. A particular attention of my research activities is also given to analytical sociology and to mechanisms of institutional change.