University of Bern
University of Mannheim


I am a senior researcher at the University of Bern’s Political Science Department (IPW) and research fellow at the University of Mannheim’s Center for European Social Research (MZES).

My research focuses on discrimination- and policy-driven mechanisms that affect political participation and socio-economic integration. Also, I study policy effects in the context of international migration and in response to crises such as the pandemic. 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 IPW and MZES, 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 postdoctoral researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and visiting researcher in Malmoe and Oxford.

Please see my full CV here.

Recently published
Firing discrimination: selective labor market responses of firms during the COVID-19 economic crisis. PLOS ONE.
Climate change literacy and migration potential: micro-level evidence from Africa. Climatic Change.
Merchants of Death: Arms Imports and Terrorism. European Economic Review.