I am a senior research fellow (SNSF Ambizione) at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. From 2020 onwards, I will be an assistant professor (tenure-track) in Political Sociology at the University of Basel.
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 and political behavior in light of societal and economic changes. In my current work, I am interested in how the economic context influences the parties’ responsiveness to their voters. Further, I study the polarization of political attitudes, 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 Zurich Summer School for Women in Political Methodology (with Prof. Anita Gohdes, Malu Gatto and Mariken van der Velden). The 2019 summer school will take place from 30 June to 6 July at the University of Zurich.