I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Political Studies at the University of Lausanne, where I work on a project on local elites in Switzerland.
I obtained my PhD from the University of Zurich in 2018, where I have been a researcher in the research program “Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century”.
My research interests lie at the intersection of urban studies, comparative politics, and public administration — revolving around questions of multilevel governance and public opinion. I have published on the determinants of municipal mergers in Switzerland and on the drivers of citizens’ democratic legitimacy perceptions in Europe. Currently, I work on a book project, in which I identify the fundamental patterns that underlie citizens’ support for political integration reforms across territorial scales. In addition, I study the causes and political consequences of territorial reforms and the transformation of urban elites since the end of the 19th century. You can find my CV here and my Google Scholar profile here. I sometimes tweet here.