Niklas is a Ph.D. candidate in the doctoral programme "Unity and Difference in the European Legal Area" at Humboldt University and at the University of Leipzig. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University with a research focus on European Constitutional Law, Legal Theory and Legal Philosophy. His research at the ISP centres on Big Data, digital surveillance, manipulation and constitutional law.
Niklas holds a position as research assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Mattias Wendel, University of Leipzig. He has worked for Christian Calliess at the Free University Berlin, for the Member of the German Parliament Christian Flisek, the law firm Gleiss Lutz in Berlin and for Peer Zumbansen at the Transnational Law Institute at King’s College London. He graduated from the European Law School at Humboldt University Berlin, received a Master's degree at Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas and a LL.M. at King’s College London. Besides his academic work, he publishes for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.