Since April 2020
Researcher in the Research Group Sociology of Law

Lecturer at the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Fribourg

Since 2018
Co-editor of TSANTSA, Journal of the Swiss Anthropological Association

PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Bern

2012 – 2020
Researcher and teaching staff at the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern

2008 – 2011
MA in Anthropology of Transnationalism and the State (Major) and Gender Studies (Minor) at the University of Bern

2005 – 2008
BA in Social Anthropology (Major) and Psychology (Minor) at the University of Bern

Selected Publications

Trained to disbelieve: the normalisation of suspicion in a Swiss asylum administration office. In: Geopolitics. (2021); 24 S.

Regular matters: credibility determination and the institutional habitus in a Swiss asylum office. In: Comparative migration studies. 9(2021),4; 16 S.

Asylum matters. On the front line of administrative decision-making. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021

The responsibility to prevent future harm. Anti-mining struggles, the state, and constitutional lawsuits in Ecuador. In: Journal of legal anthropology. 4(2020),2; S. 78-99

Keeping numbers low in the name of fairness. Ethos and ethics in a Swiss asylum administration. In: Julia M. Eckert (Hg.): The bureaucratic production of difference. Ethos and ethics in migration administrations. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2020; S. 27-57



Spring semester 2019
Mit Recht zu Gerechtigkeit? Debatten aus der Rechtsanthropologie (Achieving Justice through Law? Debates from Legal Anthropology), University of Fribourg
Spring semester 2013
Anthropologie der Bürokratie (Anthropology of Bureaucracy), University of Bern
Autumn semester 2012 and 2013
Einführung in die Sozialanthropologie (Introduction to Social Anthropology), University of Bern