I am an assistant professor of inter- and transnational relations at the University of Lucerne.

Before joining the University of Lucerne, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Konstanz (2014-2016) and in the “International Political Economy” group at the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) and the Institute for Environmental Decisions (IED) at ETH Zürich (2011-2014). From 2006-2011, I completed my dissertation on the interdependencies in decision-making between local governments within the United States with a special focus on voluntary climate change policy at ETH Zürich. Recent research projects focused on the spatial and temporal dynamics in climate change policy-making, the link between climate change and migration as well as on individual trade preferences. Since January 2018, I am working on the implications of energy transitions on individuals, publics and parties (see project page)