Laurenz Derksen

Graduate Fellow
ETH Zurich



Laurenz Derksen is PhD Student at the Immigration Policy Lab at ETH Zurich, where he works on projects in immigration policy and countering online hate speech. He previously completed a joint master’s degree program in comparative and international Studies at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. His master’s thesis used experimental survey techniques to examine conditional popular support for democracy in Poland. Prior to his studies and work in Zurich, Laurenz worked as a junior key account manager at the German Development Agency’s (GIZ) Liaison Office to the EU and obtained a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and sciences from the University College Freiburg.