My research centers on comparative empirical analyses of European and North Atlantic foreign, security, risk and (disciplinary) IR politics. It also includes a dedicated focus on Switzerland and stretches – with the new focus on urban protection – to North African, East African, and Central Asian cases.

Global: Works on the sociology of the International Relations discipline, research on urban protection, and general discussions about international threat concepts such as ‘resilience’ rely on global empirics.

Europe: Various comparative analyses of European foreign, security, and risk politics are grounded in continental (EU and non-EU) empirics. The European cases usually also include historical genealogies, which themselves are based on archive work conducted across the continent.

Switzerland: The Swiss Confederation serves as a ‘laboratory’ in which analytical frameworks are operationalized. Personal interests and easy access to security and foreign affairs professionals drive this empirical focus on a single country.