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SPIRIG, Judith


Max Weber Fellow 2019-2020

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-425 (ext: 2425)
Office: VPA 006

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Political and Social Sciences
Mentor: Elias Dinas
Thematic Group: N/A


Judith Spirig is a Max Weber Fellow and a postdoctoral affiliate of the Stanford-Zurich Immigration Policy Lab. Previously, she held the position of postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zurich’s Department of Political Science, where she earned her PhD in Spring 2018. In the summer of 2020, she will be joining University College London as a Lecturer in Political Science. 

After BA studies at the University of Basel in philosophy, economics and English literature, she completed an MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2015, she received one of the Swiss National Science Foundation’s Doc.CH grants to write her doctoral thesis on the effect of extra-legal factors on asylum appeal decisions. In 2016 and 2017, she continued her research at the LSE’s Government Department and Stanford University’s Political Science Department and Immigration Policy Lab.

Her main research interests include migration, political behavior, exclusionary attitudes, courts and judicial institutions.

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