Welcome to my website! I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Political Science at University College London, an external 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. What shapes support for gender equality, anti-Semitic, and anti-immigration policies? How does media content shape immigration referendum votes? Which extra-legal factors influence asylum appeal decisions? In an article published 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. In other articles I review some of the literature on immigration, immigration salience and political behaviour and reflect on the lessons we can learn from the 2015 refugee protection crisis in Europe.
At UCL, I am teaching UG modules on Globalisation and Populism and on Quantitative Data Analysis. At UZH, I am teaching the MACIS Master Thesis Colloquium. In the past, I have also taught a course on Forced Migration and Its (Political) Consequences.