I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich and the Centre for Democracy Studies Aarau. I have completed my PhD in the framework of the NCCR Democracy, a research program funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation that assessed “Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century.”
My main research subject is citizens’ attitudes towards multilevel governance. In my PhD, I identify the fundamental patterns that underlie citizens‘ support for political integration reforms across territorial scales. Besides, I work on the determinants of municipal mergers in Switzerland, on the drivers of citizens‘ democratic legitimacy perceptions, and on policy-centred explanations of political integration reforms.