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I am a SNSF Ambizione Grant Holder (Senior Researcher) at the Department of Political Science, University of Zurich (cv: here). My main research interests lie in the fields of comparative politics and political economy comprising questions mainly about public opinion formation. My most recent research project seeks to understand how political norms shift after the emergence of extreme parties in contemporary democracies (https://extremeentrance.github.io). More generally my research interests focus on trying to understand what political norms are and how they change across time and space. I am eager to integrate a range of research methods in my research such as time-series-cross-section analysis, quantitative text analysis, natural experiments and survey/field experiments.
- “Do voters polarize when radical parties enter parliament?” (with Markus Wagner), American Journal of Political Science: forthcoming.
- “Simple Politics for the People? Complexity in Campaign Messages and Political Knowledge” (with Roman Senninger), European Journal of Political Research, 2018.
- “Tabloid media influence on Euroscepticism: Quasi-experimental evidence from England” (with Florian Foos)
in the media:
- Financial Times: Sun boycott reduced Euroscepticism on Merseyside, study shows
- Süddeutsche Zeitung: Die Macht der Boulevardpresse
- Radio 3fach: Das neue Deutschland
Phone: +41 (0)44 634 58 50