I am a graduate student in Politics at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. Before joining the DPIR, I graduated in social sciences from Humboldt-University Berlin, specialised in comparative politics. I also studied at City University of Hong Kong, University College London and Technical University of Berlin. As a political scientist-in-training, I have been focusing on political transitions, democratisation and social movements. Geographically, I am focusing on the Asia-Pacific region and here in particular Myanmar and Hong Kong. My current research project is dedicated to the role of civil liberties and protests in democratic transitions.