I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Political Studies at the University of Lausanne, where I work on a project on urban 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, political science, sociology, and history — revolving around questions concerning multilevel governance, political behavior, and elite sociology. I have published on the determinants of municipal mergers in Switzerland and on citizens’ multilevel governance and democratic legitimacy perceptions in European urban areas. Currently, my work focuses on the causes and consequences of territorial reforms and on 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.