Hello! I am an assistant professor of political science at the University of Hamburg. My research focuses on the themes of violence, migration, and health, and their social, political, and psychological causes and consequences. 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. 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@wzb.eu