My research interests lie in the area of the political economy of European integration, with a specific focus on inequality, social policy, and political behavior in the European Union. On the one hand, I am interested in how inequalities shape people’s political orientations and behaviors towards integration. On the other hand, I am interested in how public policy – such as European Structural and Investment Funding – is able to mitigate inequalities. In August 2019, I received funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation for a four year project on regional inequality and the political geography of EU support.
I am teaching methods, as well as comparative and EU politics in ETH Zurich’s Master of Comparative and International Studies. I am also the co-chair for the European Politics working group of the Swiss Political Science Association.