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I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies. Before joining Bath, I taught and researched at the University of Leuven and the University of Pennsylvania. I held visiting positions at the European University Institute, the Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, and Yale University. My PhD was awarded by ETH Zurich in 2017.

My research interests include political conflict and democratic innovations. In one stream of my research, I study the causes and consequences of ethno-nationalist mobilization, civil war, and terrorism. A second stream of my research examines the potential of democratic innovations, such as deliberative mini-publics or internet voting, to improve democratic quality and stability. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in International Organization, the British Journal of Political Science, Government Information Quarterly, Political Behavior, Political Communication, Political Studies, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Electoral Studies, among other academic journals. My research has received funding from the British Academy, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).

You can learn more about my research on my personal website.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Political Science, Doctor of Science, Pax Populi or Casus Belli? On the Con ict Resolution Potential of Self-Deter- mination Referendums, ETH Zürich

Award Date: 28 Jun 2017

Political Science, Master of Social Science, University of Zurich

Award Date: 1 Feb 2012

Political Science, Bachelor of Social Science, University of Zurich

Award Date: 1 Sept 2009


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