I am a Senior Research Fellow (SNSF Ambizione-Grantee) at the Department of Political Science at the University of Basel. My research focuses on the dynamics of electoral competition. My PhD thesis and two follow-up projects have explored the strategies of minority nationalist parties. In more recent research, I explore majority nationalist parties’ electoral strategies and success. In my SNF Ambizione project, I study how the characteristics of party systems shape voter turnout in young democracies. I studied Political Science, Economics and Philosophy at the University of Zurich and received my PhD at the ETH Zurich. Previously, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Bern and the University of Konstanz.