Welcome. I am a PhD student at the University of Zurich’s Department of Political Science and currently a visiting fellow at the Harvard Department of Government.
My research lies at the intersection of comparative politics, political sociology, and political economy. My PhD work focuses on long-term transformations of political conflict structures in advanced democracies, specifically on the formation of new collective identities. I am especially interested in how structural changes in the economy (such as the increasing importance of education or the growing role of global cities) translate into culturally connoted notions of ‘us’ and ‘them’ (such as nationalist versus cosmopolitan identities).
A Doc.CH grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation and collaboration in a survey project at the University of Zurich (with Simon Bornschier, Silja Häusermann, Lukas Haffert, and Marco Steenbergen) enable me to pursue these research interests.