I am Professor of Political Science, co-speaker of the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality", and head of the "Communication, Networks and Contention" Research Group. Previously, I held research fellowships at the Centre for the Study of Civil War, Peace Research Institute Oslo (2011-12), the Jackson Institute, Yale University (2010-11), and the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University (2009-10). I received a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Freiburg (Germany) in 2003, a M.A. in Comparative and International Studies from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) in 2008, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from ETH Zurich in 2009.
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Letters of recommendation
I am happy to write letters of recommendation for students that (i) have successfully participated in at least one of my courses with very good results (final grade >= 1.7), and (ii) have produced a single-authored piece of written work, such as a research paper. I need at least three weeks prior notice before the letter is due. All letters will be confidential in the sense that they will only be mailed to the respective institution/organization the student is applying to.