About

DSC_0222 (4)I am a comparative political economist and work as assistant professor at Leiden University, Netherlands. I focus on labour market governance, the welfare state and labour migration and political parties in Western Europe. My work has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of European Public PolicySocio-Economic Review, European Political Science ReviewGovernance, Social Policy and Administration and other outlets. You can have a look at my publications and my profile on Google scholar and Researchgate, where most of my work can be dowloaded in open access.

In May 2018, I was awarded a VIDI personal grant (2018-2023) from the Dutch Science Foundation NWO for a project on the relationship between immigration control and welfare state development. Most of my research in the next 5 years will take place within this project, which will also fund 2 doctoral students and 2 research assistants. Information about this project can be found here.

Before joining Leiden University, I was a lecturer (Assistant professor) in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London (2012-2015). I have held postdoctoral research fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne (2011-2012) and the European University Institute in Florence (Max Weber programme, 2010-2011). I have also been a visiting fellow at Johns Hopkins University (SAIS, Washington DC, 2011) and the University of Amsterdam (2008-2010). I earned my PhD in Politics at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) in June 2010. I grew up in Switzerland, hold Swiss and Portuguese citizenships, and speak French, Portuguese, Italian, German and Dutch, all with questionable accents.

I occasionally blog here and tweet here. My research has been reported in Science, the Times Higher Education, the New York Times, The NationSlate, El Paìs, and Mediapart. I have written for the Washington Post, the Daily Telegraph, CNN.com and Jacobin, and talked to BBC Radio, Radio Suisse Romande (in French) and TSF (in Portuguese), among others.

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