Laura Affolter is a PhD candidate at the institute of social anthropology in Berne. In her PhD research she looks at how credibility assessment is done in practice in two Swiss asylum bureaucracies: the Federal Office of Migration and the Federal Administrative Tribunal. Her dissertation project forms part of the larger research project „Doing credibility. The construction of credibility in Swiss asylum procedures“, on which she works together with Prof. Julia Eckert, Johanna Fuchs and Raphaël Rey.