I am a senior researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center in the research unit Migration, Integration, Transnationalization.

My research focuses on discrimination- and policy-driven mechanisms that affect immigrants’ political participation and socio-economic integration. Also, I study policy effects in the context of international migration and investigate individual drivers of migration. I apply longitudinal registry data as well as large-scale field experiments and representative surveys in Europe, West-Africa, and the Middle East.

Prior to joining the WZB, I studied Political Science and Economics in Vienna, Urbana-Champaign, and Zurich before I received my Ph.D. from the University of Lausanne and the Swiss National Science Foundation NCCR. I have also been visiting researcher in Malmoe and Oxford.

Please see my full CV here.

Recent media coverage of our Brexit migration study:

UK Parliament (2020 @10:45:10 and here)

The Guardian (2020)

The Times (2020)

The Times

Süddeutsche Zeitung

National Public Radio


Helsinki Times

The Independent