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I direct the Research area Political Sociology at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Zurich. In 2018/2019 I was an Alexander von Humboldt Alumni Fellow at the Democracy and Democratization unit at the Berlin Social Science Research Center (WZB). 


My research and teaching focuses on comparative political sociology. Much of my current research focuses on party system formation in Latin America, both in historical perspective, as well as with a focus on the competitive strategies of contemporary political parties. Alongside this research, I continue to work on the transformation of cleavages and party systems in Western Europe and on the rise of radical right-wing populist parties.

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