Working languages: English, German, Italian, French
Since 2012 Ph.D. researcher at the SPS Department of the European University Institute under the supervision of Hanspeter Kriesi. Previously research assistant at the Political Science Department of the University of Zurich (2011-2012). Master’s in Psychology, with specialisation in Social Psychology and Political Science at the University of Zurich (2005-2011). Teaching experience at the undergraduate level in Political Psychology and Political Behaviour (2013). Collaboration in research projects on “The Psychological Effects of Community Participation in Sanitation Planning” in Costa Rica and Nepal, led by the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) (2010/2011). Research with different experimental studies at the Chair of Applied Psychology and Life Management at the University of Zurich (2009-2011).
Public opinion, political attitudes and political behaviour, as well as citizens’ participation, deliberative and direct democracy. The thesis with the title “Citizens’ Justifications for Direct Democratic Vote Decisions” analyses content and quality of citizens’ justification for their popular vote decisions, as well as the individual and contextual factors affecting their justifications.