I am a post-doctoral researcher in the working group on Comparative Politics of Professor Christian Breunig since June 2016. Before joining the working group I was a PhD-student and then a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Zurich. I was mainly involved in the Democracy Barometer project within the framework of the NCCR Democracy. I wrote my PhD under the direction of Professor Daniel Bochsler (defense 30 September 2015) on policy responsiveness towards ethnic minorities in plural societies.
Over the coming years my research will focus on questions of policy responsiveness from different perspectives. On the one hand, I will contribute to the study of the conditional effect of responsiveness in France and Germany. In particular, we are interested in how the importance of an issue, electoral pressure, and institutional design contribute to MPs’ responsiveness towards their citizens. On the other hand, I will continue my research on questions of responsiveness towards underprivileged groups (socio-economic, ethnic minorities…) in society and preferences differences between such groups.