Judith Spirig is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science’s Chair of Political Methodology. After BA studies at the University of Basel in philosophy, economics and English literature, she completed an MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2011/2012. In 2015, she received one of the Swiss National Science Foundation’s Doc.CH grants to write her doctoral thesis on factors influencing asylum appeal decisions at the Swiss Federal Administrative Court. In 2016 and 2017, she continued her research at the LSE’s Government Department and Stanford University’s Political Science Department and Immigration Policy Lab before defending her dissertation in spring 2018. Her main research interests include asylum and refugee issues, as well as discrimination against and attitudes toward out-groups.