Hello! I am an assistant professor of political science at the University of Hamburg. My research focuses on violence, migration, and health—and the interaction between these themes. In my work, I use experiments or quasi-experimental designs, and frequently use GIS for visualization and analysis.
I frequently mix quantitative analyses with qualitative data from interviews, and have conducted fieldwork in several countries, including Germany, 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. Prior to joining the University of Hamburg I was a research fellow at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and Bocconi University.

If you would like to get in touch with me, the best way to reach me is max.schaub@uni-hamburg.de