I am a senior research fellow (SNSF Ambizione) at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. Previously, I was 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, and at the University of Amsterdam. I obtained my PhD degree from the University of Geneva.
My research focuses on party competition, political representation, and political behavior in light of societal and economic changes. In my current work, I am interested in how the economic context influences party competition and parties’ responsiveness to their voters. Further, I study social policy preferences with conjoint experiments to understand what kind of compensations can increase voter support for welfare reforms.
Finally, I have a strong interest in quantitative and computational methods, in particular quantitative text analysis, that I use to analyze political speeches and parliamentary debates.
In August 2017, I have co-organized the first Zurich Summer School for Women in Political Methodology at the University of Zurich. Application for the 2018 summer school is now open until 16 March 2018.