I am a SNSF Assistant Professor at the University of Zurich and an associated researcher at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA). Before, I was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University Carlos III of Madrid. I hold a PhD in International Affairs and Political Economy from the University of St.Gallen (Switzerland). Currently, I am the leader of the research project “The Effect of Campaign Events on Direct Democratic Choices; Evidence from Prediction Markets”. Before, I was a Co-PI of the German Science Foundation (DFG) project “Ethnic Voting in Latin America” and a senior researcher at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) in the project “The Political Sociology of Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism”. My main fields of interest are comparative politics, political behavior, ethnicity, migration, and prediction markets.