I am a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on the project After Exit – The Consequences of UN Peacekeeping Withdrawal at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. I hold a DPhil in International Relations (2019) and an MPhil in European Politics and Society (2015) from the University of Oxford, as well as a BA in International Affairs (2013) and a BA in Business Administration (2014) from the University of St Gallen, Switzerland.
My research interests include peacekeeping, regional conflict management, inter-organisational cooperation, and European Union foreign and security policy.
My DPhil dissertation ‘Burden-Sharing in Peace Operations: Quantitative Studies on the Global, Regional, and National Level’, for which I was awarded The 2020 Global Strategy PhD Prize, focussed on the division of labour and burden-sharing dynamics between and within the United Nations, European Union, and African Union.
At the After Exit project, I work on quantitative cross-case and subnational analyses of the consequences of UN peacekeeping withdrawal on former host state’s state capacity, assess data quality in research on developing and conflict countries, and support the survey data analysis of our large-scale surveys in Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, and Haiti.
Besides my research, I teach in the areas of international security and conflict, peacekeeping, European foreign and security policy, and research seminars.