Welcome to my website! I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Political Science at University College London, a mandated lecturer at University of Zurich, and a faculty affiliate of the Immigration Policy Lab’s Zurich branch.
In my research, I am interested in questions related to exclusionary attitudes and behaviour. Which extra-legal factors influence asylum appeal decisions? How does media content shape immigration referendum votes? In an article forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science, I show that asylum appeals are less likely to be granted in times of higher asylum salience in Switzerland.
At UCL, I am teaching one UG module on Globalisation and Populism and one UG module on Quantitative Data Analysis. At UZH, I am teaching the MA CIS Master Thesis colloquium. In the past, I have also taught a course on Forced Migration and Its (Political) Consequences.
I’m also one of the co-founders of the PONY club, an informal network of women in political science.