Welcome to my website

I am a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. My research interests lie at the intersection between international political economy and comparative politics. In my dissertation, I investigate how foreign direct investment affects power maintenance in autocracies. Other research projects include determinants of aid allocation, effects of revolutions, and advances in survey methodology. I teach courses on international relations and politics in autocratic regimes as well as supervise students writing their bachelor’s and master’s thesis.

Before coming to Zurich, I studied political science and economics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. At the moment, I am a PhD researcher at Stefanie Walter’s chair of ‘International Relations and Political Economy’ at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Last year, I have spent three months as a visiting PhD researcher at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Please see my full CV for more information.