I am an Assistant 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), a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester (2009), and a  Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester (2013).

I specialise in Comparative Political Economy, with a special interest in relationship between democratic institutions, economic development, and political violence. My research has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Political Science Research and Methods, the European Journal of International Relations and other peer-reviewed journals. My Google Scholar page is here.