About me

I am a researcher studying sustainability governance, networks, policy-making in the Anthropocene and digitalization. I currently work on urban sustainability networks at the Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich.

My expertise as a researcher lies in connecting my scientific knowledge of sustainability governance, governance networks and policy to innovative data analysis skills. Coming from an interdisciplinary background, I am still a social scientist first. But I do have a firm enough footing in environmental and sustainability science to allow me to envision holistic approaches to studying challenges of the anthropocene. I am currently integrating a lot of what I have tackled over the last years in terms of governance networks, problem networks, complex systems, systems mapping and social-ecological networks into an integrated approach on how I want to do science in the world I live in. It’s an exciting time.

Out bikepacking

I obtained my (summa cum laude) PhD degree from the University of Bern in 2019. I had the privilege to visit the Stockholm Resilience Centre as a SNF-funded visiting researcher for four months in 2019. I was part of the 2019-2021 Robert Bosch postdoc academy for transformational leadership, which gathers outstanding researchers working on inter- and transdisciplinary topics. I taught and still supervise students at the University of Bern, besides teaching occasional network analysis and R workshops.

Besides research, I am first and foremost a father of a little girl. This also means that I work part-time and have a second job as a stay-at-home father. It’s work and should be mentioned as such. I also play in the greatest band in my world, sometimes solo, and am a passionate bikepacker and micro-adventurer. I also serve as a board member for the bike messenger cooperative Veloblitz .

You can download a CV here, if you are so inclined. I have tried my best to avoid listing common currencies of the academic trade on this page. This is supposed to be a place for me to reflect on broader themes in my research and portray me as a researcher, not how the academic system would quantify me.

Given this, if something on this page made you think, want to collaborate or raise your eyebrows do not hesitate to contact me with thoughts or criticism.