Senior Research Fellow
Since 2020, I am Senior Research Fellow at the Geschwister-Scholl Institute of Political Science of LMU Munich and affiliated Research Associate at the Center for Comparative and International Studies of ETH Zurich. From 2017 to 2019, I was Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Comparative and International Studies and the Institute of Science, Technology and Policy of ETH Zurich. My research covers questions of political behavior, preference formation, and the role of institutions in a comparative political economy perspective. Substantively, I have a specific interest in environmental politics and environmental behavior. I also have a strong interest in questions of political methodology, especially design-based inference with observational data and general population survey experiments, and have substantial experience in gathering survey data (e.g. within the Swiss Environmental Panel Survey). I am co-coordinating (with V. Koubi) an SNF-funded project on Climate Risk, Land Loss, and Migration: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Bangladesh. My work is published or forthcoming in The Journal of Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, Political Science Research and Methods, Journal of Peace Reserach and Political Behavior amongst others.
I received my PhD from LMU Munich, Germany, in 2018. I was a visiting fellow at Duke University for the 2016 EITM Institute. I hold a Magister Artium (M.A. and B.A. equivalent) in Political Science, Intercultural Communication and International Law and a Bachelor degree (B.Sc.) in Economics, both from LMU Munich. Between my studies and my dissertation, I worked for 2 years in the project management of a developmental foundation. I as well gathered work experience at a consultancy, with NGOs and a development agency.