About me

I do research on sustainability transformations, policy-making in the Anthropocene and digitalization. I currently work on the governance and narratives of urban sustainability, independently leading a research project at the Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich. I also co-lead the DSI community sustainability, a community of UZH researchers working on sustainable digitalization.

My expertise as a researcher lies in connecting my scientific knowledge of sustainability, governance and policy to innovative computational social science skills. I love to use Natural Language Processing, Bayesian Regression Modeling and Network Analysis in applied research. In the best case, this happens in combination with qualitative perspectives in an interdisciplinary team.

I obtained my (summa cum laude) PhD degree in Political Science 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 have taught and supervised students at the University of Bern and Zürich, besides teaching occasional network analysis and R workshops.

Besides research, I am first and foremost a father of two children. This also means that I work part-time and have a second job as a stay-at-home father.

I also played in a band for a long time, still like to make noise sometimes, and am a passionate bikepacker and micro-adventurer. I also serve as president of the board for the bike messenger cooperative Veloblitz .