I am a SNSF Ambizione Grant Holder (Senior Researcher) at the University of Zurich and an incoming Associate Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University. Before joining Zurich, I finished my PhD studies at the University of Leicester graduating with an MA from the University of Bamberg. I seek to address research questions which are relevant to both the academic as well as the public debate. My major research interest focuses on trying to understand how norms shift in our societies. For instance, I study how the emergence of radical parties changes people’s perception of what can be said in the public discourse. My studies are primarily empirically oriented providing research designs which rigorously test theoretical arguments mostly with experimental designs. In previous research I studied public opinion formation, party competition, diffusion processes and political protest. My research has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, the European Journal of Political Research, and West European Politics amongst others.