I am a political scientist and research fellow at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB). My research focuses on the themes of poverty, violence, and migration, and their consequences for political participation. My recent work also investigates the political consequences of the current global health crisis. In my work I use experiments or quasi-experimental designs, and frequently use GIS for visualization and analysis.
Most of my work is comparative in nature, and I have conducted fieldwork in several countries, including Morocco, Gambia, Senegal, Armenia, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan. I hold a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, a M.Sc. in African Studies from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Dresden.

If you would like to get in touch with me, the best way to reach me is max.schaub@wzb.eu