Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Political Sociology and Social Policy

Prof. Dr. Hanna Schwander

Hanna Schwander
Photo: Ina Tewesmeier

Chair and Full Professor



Located at the intersection between comparative politics, political sociology and political economy, Hanna Schwander’s research is guided by her interest in how post-industrial transformations of welfare states, labour markets and societies affect various aspects of political life.

Prior to joining the Humboldt University, she was Professor of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and a Senior Researcher with an Ambizione-Project on women’s political alignment at the Department of Political Science of the University of Zurich. She obtained her PhD in 2012 from the University of Zurich and joined the Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy (SOCIUM) in Bremen in the same year. She also worked at the European University Institute in Florence, the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford and the University of Essen-Duisburg.



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Mailing Address

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Institut für Sozialwissenschaften

Unter den Linden 6

10099 Berlin

Further Links:

Research Unit: "Subjects of Cohesion"

ECPR Standing Group: "Political Economy and Welfare State Politics"

Consultation Hours

Consultation hours on Wednesdays 12-2 p.m. via Zoom. Please arrange an appointment via mail.