Welcome! I work as Professor of Comparative Politics in the School of Economics and Political Science at the University of St.Gallen [»]. I currently serve as the Academic Director of the MA programme "International Affairs & Governance."

In my research, I study the chances and risks that emerge for democracy in a globalizing and digitalizing world. My main ongoing projects explore the perception and the quality of democratic governance beyond the nation-state, as well as the promotion of democratic rules and practices through conditionality and private business.

I received my Ph.D. from ETH Zurich in 2011. Prior to returning to Switzerland in 2015, I was a Max-Weber-Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (2011/2) and then joined the Department of Politics & International Studies at the University of Warwick, first as Leverhulme-Trust-Fellow (2012/3), then Assistant Professor (2013/4) and Associate Professor (2014/5).


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Tuesdays, 4-6pm in room 52-5030.

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