Welcome

I am Professor of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance, 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.

Prior to joining the Hertie School, I was 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 International Relations and Politics 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. "Health Care as Social Investment", in: Hertie School of Governance. The Governance Report 2019, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hanna Schwander. 2019. "Labor market insecurity among the middle class - A cross-pressured group", Political Science Research and Methods. Published online 12 April 2019. doi.org/10.1017/psrm.2019.11

Hanna Schwander. 2019. "Labor market dualization and insider-outsider divides – Why this new conflict matters", Political Studies Review, 17(1), 14-29. First online 18. August 2018. doi.org/10.1177/1478929918790872

Hanna Schwander. 2018. "Are Social Democratic Parties Insider Parties? Electoral Strategies of Social Democratic Parties in Western Europe in the Age of Dualization" Comparative European Politics. First online 28. March 2018. doi.org/10.1057/s41295-018-0122-5