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.

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


Julian Garritzmann und Hanna Schwander. Forthcoming. "Gender and Attitudes towards Welfare State Reform: Are Women Really Social Investment Promoters? Journal of European Social Policy, accepted for publication

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

Hanna Schwander. 2020. "Politisierung von Arbeitsmarktunsicherheit als Beispiel einer Re-Politisierung distributiver Konflikte". In Andreas Schäfer & David M. A. Meiering (Eds.), (Ent-)Politisierung?: Die demokratische Gesellschaft im 21. Jahrhundert (pp. 230-252). Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG.

Hanna Schwander, Dominic Gohla and Armin Schäfer. 2020. "Fighting Fire with Fire? Inequality, Populism and Voter Turnout", Politische Vierteljahresschrift, online first, DOI: 10.1007/s11615-020-00247-1. Published online 30 April 2020.

Leonce Röth and Hanna Schwander. 2020. "Greens in government. The distributive policies of a culturally progressive force", West European Politics, online first, DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2019.1702792. Published online 16 January 2020.