Curriculum Vitae

Academic Positions and Visiting Fellowships

Since 2012: Director of the Research area Political Sociology, Institute for Political Science, University of Zurich

Since 2009: Post-doctoral fellow, Institute for Political Science, University of St. Gallen

September 2008-August 2009: Visiting fellow at the European University Institute, Florence

Since spring 2007: Senior researcher (Oberassistent), Institute for Political Science, University of Zurich

July 2005: Visiting Researcher at the Centre de recherches politiques de Sciences Po (Sciences Po/CNRS), Paris.

2002 to 2007: Teaching assistant, Institute for Political Science, University of Zurich

2002-2006: Research assistant in the project »National Political Change in Borderless Spaces. A Comparative Assessment of the Impact of Globalization on National Party Systems«. Project leaders: Prof. Hanspeter Kriesi (Zurich), Prof. Edgar Grande (Munich).
 
Education
2002 to 2007: Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Zurich. Title of Ph. D.: »The Transformation of Historical Cleavages and the Rise of Right-Wing Populist Parties in Western Europe« (Supervisors: Prof. Hanspeter Kriesi, Prof. Hans-Dieter Klingemann).

1996-2002: Diploma in Political Science, Free University Berlin. Title of Diploma thesis: »Sozialstrukturen und Parteiensysteme in Lateinamerika, das Beispiel Brasiliens« (»Social Structure and Party Systems in Latin America, the Example of Brazil«; Supervisor: Prof. Hans-Dieter Klingemann).