I study the political economy of wealthy democracies in comparative perspective, focusing particularly on Europe and the United States. My current research examines the politics of the digital transformation, and seeks to explain how the transition to the knowledge economy reshapes relationships of power, and patterns of inequality, in different countries. I have taken up these questions by tracing how workers in the tech sector, unable to rely on organized labor’s traditional power resources, have developed novel strategies and tactics in the workplace to defend their rights. My next project investigates the role of tech employers in shaping national policies for retraining displaced workers.
My research has received support from the Hans Böckler Stiftung, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Freie Universität Berlin, and the Hertie School of Governance, and has appeared in Socio-Economic Review, Perspectives on Politics, and Studies in American Political Development.