_MG_8672_sw2I am a Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). I hold a Diploma in Latin American Studies and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Cologne (Germany). In my research I mainly focuss on the effect of different mobilization strategies of political parties – in particular clientelism and populism – on the quality of democratic governance in Latin America.


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In december 2016, Dr. Rebecca Welge and I have been awarded with the Lehrkredit of the University of Zurich – a competitive teaching grant- to further develop the innovative teaching method of the “instructed educational game for higher education”.

For more information see Gamification.



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University of Zürich
Affolternstrasse 56
8050 Zürich