I am currently working as a senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich.

In this capacity I am participating in the Research Initiative of the Max Planck Society on the Challenges of Migration, Integration and Exclusion.

I have previously worked inter alia with the Swiss Refugee Council (2014-2017) and with UNHCR (2004-2014) and I am a Member of the Swiss Federal Commission on Migration.

I teach European Asylum Law inter alia at Bielefeld University.

My areas of research include international und European, German and Swiss asylum and migration law, human rights law, refugee law and refugee rights, integration and social rights and ethics of migration. I have extensively published on asylum and migration law with a strong focus on the Common European Asylum System and its implementation