Trainer and consultant in youth and adult education
Public and Private Sector
Conception and facilitation of various workshop formats since 2002

* Betzavta - The Method of the ADAM Institute (programme for peacebuilding / civic education) since 2007
* Building Blocks of Democracy (Demokratiebausteine) since 2016
* Conflict Sensitive Project Planning (peacebuiling & conflict resolution) since 2015
* Game-Based-Learning (didactics) since 2016
* Future Workshops (Zukunftswerkstätten Robert Jungk) (social project planning / civic education) since 2006
* Policy Simulations (EU decision making processes) since 2002
/ facilitation skills / Scenario Building / Open Space / Group Moderation Techniques

– today
Experience in University Teaching (being guest lecturer / associate lecturer / co-lecturer)
* University of Basel (2019 - 2022)
* University of Zurich - UZH (2013 - 2022)

* University of St. Gallen - HSG (2011 - 2013, 2017 - 2019, 2021)
* University of Lucerne (2013 - 2015, 2017)
* Nijmegen School of Governance (2012)
* ETH Zurich (2011 - 2012)
* Goethe University Frankfurt (2019)
* University of Mannheim (2009)
Research Associate
Zurich University of Teacher Education, Department of International Projects in Education (IPE)
Working at the Center for Educational Governance and Democracy Education
Senior Teaching and Research Associate
University of Zurich, Institute of Political Science
– 2016
Senior Teaching and Research Associate (Oberassistentin) at the Chair of Democracy and Public Governance held by Professor Daniel Kübler
Postdoctoral Researcher
National Center for Competence in Research (NCCR) Democracy, 3rd phase
Senior research associate in the NCCR Democracy, coordinating the international survey project “Varieties of democratic governance beyond the state: institutions, communication, and perceptions” (NCCR Democracy, module I)
"Designing 'demoicracy' in Europe", research fellow
National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Democracy, 2nd phase

The research project aimed at contributing to the study on institutional designs appropriate for a democratic EU. It started from the assumption that a democratic EU must be a "demoicracy", in which the idea of democracy is reconciled with the persistence of multiple demoi.
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Academic Education


ETH Zurich
CAS in Development and Cooperation
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Development and Cooperation (CAS) at NADEL ('Postgraduate Course on Developing Countries'), ETH Zurich (Switzerland).
Specialized courses: project management, project planning and evaluation, finance management, coordination of international networks.
ETH Zurich, Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS)
PhD, Field of Research: Political Science
Thesis: “Democratic Citizenship in Multilevel Systems, Normative Standards and the Outcome of Political Membership and Rights in the European Union“.
European University Institute
Academy of European Law
The Academy of European Law, Summer School 2010, focused on Migration Law. The general course dealt with the link between EU and International Law and was supplemented by specialized courses on EU law and Policy in the area of internal and external regular and irregular migration.
Universität Mannheim / University of Mannheim
Diplom Sozialwissenschaften
Political science (major) * methods of empirical research in social science (major) * social psychology (major) * sociology (major) * industrial and organizational psychology (minor).

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