Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Konstanz (Germany),  2008. Department of Politics and Management.

Thesis: ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Presidents and Party Policy in Latin America’. Supervisors: Gerald Schneider, Philip Manow


M.A. in Public Policy and Management, University of Konstanz (Germany), 2003. Department of Politics and Management.

Thesis: ‘Economic Liberalization and Domestic Instability: A Comparative Study’. Supervisors: Gerald Schneider, Indra de Soysa