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

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 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 MZES and 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.

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