I use experiments and quantitative analysis to understand reactions to immigration and diversity. My research entails various aspects of discrimination, politicization and attitudes in the area of immigration and ethnic groups. We combine theory from economics, sociology, social psychology, and political science to examine discrimination in the labour market, attitudes to foreigners, or migration policies. Moreover, we examine how, when, and why potential conflicts over migration become politicized. In this context, I measure party positions on immigration.
I also work on political representation, notably the political representation of women and ethnic groups in national legislatures. My 2009 article on the political representation of ethnic groups in a cross-national perspective won the SNIS International Geneva Award 2010.
Positions and education:
- University of Neuchâtel: Senior researcher (maître d’enseignement et de recherche, since 2019)
- University of the Witwatersrand: Research associate (2018-2021)
- University of Kentucky: Visiting scholar (2015)
- University of the Witwatersrand: Visiting research fellow (2015-2018)
- University of Neuchâtel: Lecturer (chargé d’enseignement, 2014-2019)
- University of Neuchâtel: Senior researcher (chef de projet, since 2012)
- University of Vienna: Visiting fellow (2012)
- University of Neuchâtel: Post-doctoral researcher (2009-2012)
- University of Oxford: DPhil Sociology (2009)
- University of Oxford: MSc Sociology (with Distinction, 2005)
- Open University: BSc (Hons) Social Sciences (First Class, 2004).