My academic research falls into three main areas: (1) understanding citizens’ preferences for and satisfaction with election outcomes, (2) examining electoral accountability specifically during election campaigns, and (3) investigating how citizens perceive electoral institutions in both established democracies and more fragile settings.

I am currently leading two third-party founded projects. The first is a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (2018-2023) in which I study how citizens respond to the compromises parties need to make to form governments and pass legislation in parliament. The second project is an ERC Starting Grant called DeVOTE (2021-2025) that aims to develop and apply a new theoretical and methodological approach to study what ‘voting’ means for ordinary citizens in established democracies and electoral autocracies.