PhD topic: Essays on Migration, Welfare and the Media

Field(s) of research: Political Sociology, Comparative Politics, Migration Studies

Field(s) of interest: Populism and the Far-Right, Memory and Identity, Media Claims, Islamophobia, Politics of Recognition, Social Transformations, Conspiracy Theories, (Religious) Minority Rights, Online Discourses

Institutional Affiliation: Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM), Université de Neuchâtel & NCCR - on the move (SNSF)


Personal background: Marco is a doctoral student at the Université de Neuchâtel and a research fellow at the NCCR - on the move. He holds a B.A. in Sociology, Politics and Economics from Zeppelin Universität, an MPhil in Sociology from the University of Cambridge and a Certificate in International Affairs and Strategy summa cum laude from Sciences Po Paris. Over the course of his studies, Marco has also interned in Berlin (lobbying; parliament), Saint Petersburg (NGO sector) and as an assistant attaché at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in New York City. He currently works under the supervision of Prof. Gianni D'Amato on a project entitled Mobility, Diversity, and the Democratic Welfare State: Contested Solidarity in Historical and Political Comparative Perspective.