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.

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

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.