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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 and European Politics comprising questions on party competition and 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 current 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, simulations, natural experiments and lately field experiments.
- “Do voters polarize when radical parties enter parliament?” (with Markus Wagner), American Journal of Political Science: forthcoming.
- “What Makes Parties Adapt to Voter Preferences? The Role of Party Organisation, Goals and Ideology” (with Markus Wagner), British Journal of Political Science, 2017.
- “Simple Politics for the People? Complexity in Campaign Messages and Political Knowledge” (with Roman Senninger), European Journal of Political Research, 2018.
selected working papers:
- “Do the tabloid media create populist attitudes? Identifying the influence of Sun readership on anti-EU attitudes in the UK” (with Florian Foos).
- “How the European Parliament Influences National Parties’ Policies” (with Roman Senninger & Lawrence Ezrow).
- “How Parties of Niche Origin Become Junior Coalition Partners” (with Patrick Dumont & Kaare Strøm).
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