I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Mannheim. I am also a doctoral researcher at the University of Barcelona. During my studies, I have been a visiting PhD student at UC Berkeley and a pre-doctoral fellow at CESS-Nuffield Flame University in Pune. I hold a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Mannheim and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Barcelona. Previously, I also studied Spanish and Latin American Studies at the Universities of Dalarna and Gothenburg.
I carry out research in the areas of comparative politics and political psychology, with a focus on identity politics and a regional interest in Europe and India. I am particularly interested in the consequences of rising ethnic nationalism and in my dissertation I examine how peripheral groups respond to the state’s endorsement of ethnic nationalism, focusing on behaviour among India’s Muslim minority in the context of rising Hindu nationalism. I am particularly interested in the role of history in justifying and legitimising official nationalism, and in some of my research, I employ experimental designs to study how exposure to different representations of history affect attitudes and behaviour among ethnic minorities and majorities.
In addition to my primary research agenda, I have also carried out work on national identities and immigration attitudes in Germany, support for ethno-nationalist parties across European regions, as well as political behaviour in multi-level settings. My work is published in the British Journal of Political Science, Electoral Studies and the Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy.
My CV can be found here.