I am an SNSF Ambizione Fellow and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Science, Technology and Policy, ETH Zürich. I am also an Associated Researcher at the Center for Security Studies, ETH Zürich, the Centre for Advanced Security Theory, University of Copenhagen, the Programme for the Study of International Governance, The Graduate Institute (IHEID) Geneva, the Department of World Politics, MGIMO Moscow, and the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research, University of Cambridge.
My work focuses on the rationalization, handling, and democratization of security politics and international affairs. At the state level, I analyze the interplay between representations of international danger, their political contestation, and the design of foreign policies. At the sub-state level, I investigate the reconfiguration of security professions, the democratization of security policy processes, and the adaptation of material/immaterial security dispositives to urban sites. Transcending levels of analysis, I also look into competing concepts of insecurity and the disciplinary organization of ‘international knowledge’ in general. My research draws on qualitative and quantitative methods and is grounded in critical International Relations and comparative Political Science.
My ongoing research completes a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) project grant and enquires into the transnationalisation of fears and careers in the Swiss national security field. Since early 2016, I investigate the emergence of integrated urban protection policies as an SNSF Ambizione Fellow at ETH Zürich’s new interdisciplinary Institute of Science, Technology and Policy. Since late 2016, I am associated project member in a comparative analysis of foreign and security policy teaching in Russia, Canada and Switzerland, a research endeavor funded by the SNSF and the Russian Foundation for Humanities and led by IHEID Geneva and MGIMO Moscow.
I am a founding member and co-chair of the Swiss Political Science Association’s International Political Sociology Working Group, a national platform dedicated to promoting reflexive IR scholarship. I teach or taught modules, BA and MA courses in International Relations Theory and Contemporary Security Studies at IHEID Geneva, ETH Zurich, University of Lucerne, University of Fribourg, The New School for Social Research, and Université de Marrakech, and am actively engaged in national and international policy consulting. Among other distinctions, my work was awarded the Fletcher School’s Donald R. MacJannet Fellowship and IHEID Geneva’s Best PhD Thesis of the Institute Award.
In the past, I was a senior researcher at the Center for Security Studies and lecturer at the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Science, ETH Zürich, 2009-2016. I was also visiting scholar at the Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, Economiques et Sociales at Université Cadi Ayyad de Marrakech in 2016-2017, the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research at University of Cambridge in 2016, the Centre d’études et de recherches internationales at Sciences-Po Paris in 2014, the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University in 2013, the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School for Social Research in 2012, and the Centre for Advanced Security Theory at University of Copenhagen in 2008-2009. I obtained my doctorate from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva in 2010, and MA degrees in international politics from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 2004 and the Graduate Institute in Geneva in 2003.
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