Collegio Carlo Alberto
University of Mannheim


I am researching political behavior and individual attitudes. I analyze how attitudes, local norms, and policies affect inequality between social groups. I also study how inequality affects conflict and migration. My most recent research investigates how attitudes change in response to threats, and how these responses challenge liberal democracies. I mainly conduct large-scale field- and online-experiments and representative surveys in Europe and West-Africa, or apply administrative population data.

I am Assistant Professor at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Torino and fellow at the University of Mannheim’s Center for European Social Research (MZES).

Prior to joining CCA 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. I have also been postdoctoral researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and the University of Bern, and visiting researcher in Malmoe and Oxford.

Recently published
Returning from Greener Pastures? How Exposure to Returnees Affects Migration Plans (2023) World Development (with Max Schaub)

No sign of increased ethnic discrimination during a crisis: evidence from the Covid-19 pandemic (2023) Socio-Economic Review

The Loop nicely summarized our recent EJPR paper.

Our VOX.EU piece on the Intergenerational costs of allocating refugees randomly