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 participated between 2017 and 2021 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 was a Member of the Swiss Federal Commission on Migration (2015-2018).

I teach International, European and national Asylum and Migration Law inter alia at the Universities of Bielefeld and Munich as well as at the University of Applied Sciences in St. Gallen.

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 as well as its reform discussions.