I am an Associate Professor in Comparative Politics in the School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA) at the Durham University and a part-time Lecturer at the ETH Zurich's Institute for Science, Technology, and Policy

Before joining the faculty at Durham I was a Lecturer in Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (2013-14) and a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Empirical Studies of Conflict (ESOC) Project at Princeton University (2012-14). I hold a lic. phil. I degree in Political Science from the University of Zurich (2005), an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester (2009), and a  Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester (2014).

I specialize in Comparative Political Economy, with a special interest in the relationship between democratic institutions, economic development, and political violence. My research has been published or is forthcoming in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Political Science Research and Methods, Public Opinion QuarterlyQuarterly Journal of Political Science, and other peer-reviewed journals. My Google Scholar page is here.