After completing his school education in the UK & Germany and beginning his studies in Tübingen (teachers degree / Lehramt Staatsexamen in English, Politics & Economics and History), Hendrik worked part-time as a researcher and parliamentary assistant to a member of parliament of the state of Baden-Württemberg (2012-2016). He has also completed his term of teacher training during his studies at the Gymnasium Meßstetten.
Hendrik's particular interests in political science include all facets of British and German politics, policy & polity, especially in the context of the European Union and Brexit, and the broad comparative analysis of electoral systems and their effects.
Manuel is a student of the M.A. Democracy and Governance in Europe programme. Before coming to Tübingen, he completed his Bachelor's degree in European Studies with a focus on Political Science at the University of Passau, in the context of which he studied one semester at Linnaeus University in Växjö (Sweden). Manuel's study and research interests include the political developments in Central, East and South-East Europe as well as comparative welfare state analysis.