Welcome to my webpage!

I am Full Professor and Chair of Political Sociology and Social Policy at the Humboldt University, Berlin.

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

I am also one of the PI in the Social Cohesion and Civil Society. Interaction Dynamics in Times of Disruption" project, sponsered by the Berlin University Alliance Grand Challenge.

Prior to joining the Humboldt University, I 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. I obtained my 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. I 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.

You can find my work in the publication section of the website. You'll find information about ongoing projects in the research section.

New Publications

Hanna Schwander. forthcoming. "Insider-Outsider Divides in Rich Democracies: Labour market policies, new inequalities and attitudes, in: Daniel Clegg and Nicolo Durrazzi (eds.) Handbook of Labour Market Policy in Rich Democracies. Edward Elgar Publishing

Phillip Manow and Hanna Schwander. 2022. Eine differenzierte Erklärung für den Erfolg der AfD in West- und Ostdeutschland, in: Brinkmann, H.U., Reuband, KH. (eds.) Rechtspopulismus in Deutschland. Springer VS, Wiesbaden, doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-33787-2_8

Julian Garritzmann und Hanna Schwander. 2021. "Gender and Attitudes towards Welfare State Reform: Are Women Really Social Investment Promoters?. Journal of European Social Policy, 31(3): 253–266. doi: 10.1177/0958928720978012

Leonce Röth and Hanna Schwander. 2021. Greens in government. The distributive policies of a culturally progressive force". West European Politics, 44(3): 661-689. doi: 10.1080/01402382.2019.1702792

Hanna Schwander and Tim Vlandas. 2020. "The Left and universal basic income: the role of ideology in individual support". Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 36(3): 237-268. doi:10.1017/ics.2020.25

Ari Ray and Hanna Schwander. 2020. Altered risks or static divides? Labor market inequality during the Great Recession. EUI MWP 2020/09. Cadmus, European University Institute Research Repository