I am a PhD candidate at the University of Mannheim’s Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS). Simultaneously, I am a research assistant in the FGZ-project „Political Conflict Regulation and Social Cohesion“ at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, affiliated with the Chair of Political Science, Empirical and Democracy Research in Mannheim. My research interests revolve around how citizens’ attitudes and preferences are formed, how they are influenced by party politics, regulatory policies, morals or framing – and how, in turn, the same citizens shape democratic processes. Finally, I also have great interest in survey and survey experiment methodology. Previously, I obtained my M.A. in Political Science at Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich and I hold a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Applied Sciences Bremen.