Since spring 2019, I work at the Chair of Policy Analysis at the Department of Political Science of the University of Zurich (UZH). At the UZH, I am a member of the Digital Democracy Lab which combines my favorite topic - democracy - with my favorite methods, namely computational social science and particularly text analysis. Since 2019, I am also one of the organizers of the Zurich Summer School for Women in Political Methodology. This year, I have also co-organized the first Zurich Text as Data Workshop and a PhD and Postdoc Workshop on the Digital Transformation of Democracy.
In have recently defended my PhD thesis at the European University Institute in Florence which examined how and why parties speak about democracy and the political system. As part of my PhD, I was also involved in the ERC research project Political Conflict in the Shadow of the Great Recession (POLCON) led by Hanspeter Kriesi. Before my PhD, I obtained an MA in Political Science from Central European University with a specialization in political research methodology and studied in Frankfurt, Madrid and Exeter during my BA in Sociology and History of Science.
Most of my current research focuses on democracy and immigration through the lens of party politics. Although I study different European countries, I am particularly interested in Hungary and Central-Eastern Europe. Methodologically, I have always worked with text. This has led me from qualitative interviews to quantitative text analysis, webscraping and machine learning.