I am an Assistant Professor of Political Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel, Switzerland.
Previously, I was a senior research fellow (SNSF Ambizione) at the University of Lucerne, a senior researcher (Oberassistentin) at the Department of Political Science, University of Zurich, and a visiting researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
My research focuses on party competition and political behavior in the context of societal and economic changes. In my current research projects, I study the causes and consequences of political polarization, and (unequal) representation in Europe.
Further, I have a strong interest in quantitative and computational methods, in particular quantitative text analysis, that I use to analyze political speeches, party manifestos, and parliamentary debates.
I am one of the organizers of the Summer School for Women in Political Methodology (with Prof. Anita Gohdes, Malu Gatto and Theresa Gessler). The 2020 methods school will take place at the University of Zurich (and online) in November 2020.