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Judith Spirig

University College London

University College London

Judith Spirig is a Lecturer in Political Science at University College London and an affiliate of the Stanford-Zurich Immigration Policy Lab (IPL).

Previously, she was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zurich, where she also obtained her PhD in 2018. During her PhD, she was a visiting research student at the London School of Economics’s Government Department and Stanford University’s Department of Political Science.

In her research, Dr Spirig seeks to find answers to questions about the determinants and consequences of exclusionary attitudes (in particular immigration attitudes) and judicial behaviour by leveraging in-depth case knowledge and quasi-experimental research designs. Most recently, she has published an article on the effect of issue salience on asylum appeal decisions in the American Journal of Political Science.