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Prof. Dr. Swen Hutter

Institute of Sociology
Garystr. 55
Room 310
14195 Berlin

Office hours

Summer Term 2023 

I'm on sabbatical leave during the summer term. Therefore, my office hour will only take place on selected dates. To sign up for a consultation (online via Webex) please check Calendly for available slots. 

With issues that can be resolved quickly by email, you are of course welcome to contact me directly.

Information for students seeking MA thesis supervision

Before booking an appointment and at least 6 weeks prior to registration date, send me a one-page summary of your ideas so that I can determine if I am the right fit thematically. For general information on MA registration see here.


Since 10/2018: Lichtenberg-Professor in political sociology at Freie Universität Berlin. and Vice Director of the Center for Civil Society Research a joint initiative of Freie Universität and WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

04/2014-09/2018: Research fellow at the European University Institute, Florence

09/2013-03/2014: Senior research and teaching associate at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science, University of Munich

09/2012-08/2013: Max Weber fellow at the European University Institute, Florence

01/2011: PhD (Dr. phil, summa cum laude) in political science, University of Munich

10/2005 - 08/2012: Research and teaching associate at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science, University of Munich

10/1999 - 06/2005: Master (lic. phil.) in political science, communication studies, and international law, University of Zurich and Växjö/Sweden

Research interests

Political conflict, social movements, political parties, civil society, political participation and cleavage structures

Selected publications

Bojar, Abel, Gessler, Theresa, Hutter, Swen and Kriesi, Hanspeter (eds.). 2021. Contentious Episodes in the Age of Austerity: Studying the Dynamics of Government-Challenger Interactions. Cambridge University Press.

Hutter, Swen and Kriesi, Hanspeter (eds.). 2019. European Party Politics in Times of Crisis. Cambridge University Press. 2019.

Hutter, Swen, Edgar, Grande, and Hanspeter Kriesi (eds.). 2016. Politicising Europe: Integration and Mass Politics. Cambridge University Press.

Hutter, Swen. 2014. Protesting Culture and Economics in Western Europe: New Cleavages in Left and Right Politics. University of Minnesota Press.

For further information and a full list of publications, please visit my personal webpage www.swen-hutter.eu