Gaudenz is a third-year DPhil Candidate in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford. He is interested in the politics of social policy, public policy, and morality policy. More specifically, his doctoral research examines the politics of parliamentary agenda-setting regarding same-sex marriage in Anglo-liberal welfare states.
He is currently working on papers that explore different aspects of same-sex marriage in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand. One investigates policy diffusion and transfer mechanisms within the Anglo-liberal world. A second investigates the differentiated embrace of SSM as a movement goal by national LGBT+ advocacy groups. Finally, he pursues two in-depth case-study papers that explore the political realities in Australian and British politics.
Gaudenz holds a BA(Hons) from the University of British Columbia and a MPhil (Distinction) from the University of Oxford. His studies are made possible by the generous support of the Oxford-Wolfson-Marriott Scholarship and the Australian Bicentennial Scholarship.