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. I also study the influence of technological innovations. 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