I am a postdoctoral research fellow in political theory at the Zukunftskolleg and at the Department of Politics and Public Administration (Cluster “The Politics of Inequality“) of the University of Konstanz.
My current research focuses on the potential of (innovative and traditional) political institutions (broadly understood) to translate democratic principles into practice. I have been particularly interested in the democratic credentials of democratic systems including popular vote processes (initiatives and referendums); my publications on the topic can be found here. A book on this topic, Government with the People, is currently on the making. A new research puzzle focuses on the question of citizens’ agenda-setting in democratic systems.
Previously, I was a postdoctoral and doctoral researcher at the Chair of political philosophy of the University of Zurich, where I completed my PhD in December 2019. I held the doctoral fellowship of the Zentrum für Demokratie Aarau between 2014 and 2018 and have been a visiting researcher at the European University Institute in Florence and at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Before that, I received my BA and MA in political science from the University of Geneva.