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 light of societal and economic changes. In my current work, I study the polarization of party positions and public opinion, the role of arguments in voting behavior, and (unequal) representation in Europe.
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 Mariken van der Velden). The 2020 summer school will take place from 5 July to 11 July at the University of Zurich. Applications will open at the end of February 2020.