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Prof. Dr. Swen Hutter

Institute of Sociology
Garystr. 55
Room 303
14195 Berlin

Office hours

Summer Term 2020 (starting 20 April 2020)

Mondays 2-3 p.m. | Online consultations via Webex (20 min. slots)

To sign up, send an email to Katja Geiger (katja.geiger@fu-berlin.de) stating name and subject (e.g. MA thesis, term paper). Once you’ve fixed an appointment, send me an email with your questions and, if required, supporting material so that we can use the online-time efficiently.

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.

Registration MA thesis summer term 2020 (21 April):  If I have agreed to supervise your MA thesis and provided that proposal revisions were submitted in time, you can email the prefilled registration form to Katja Geiger (katja.geiger@fu-berlin.de) with ref. "Registration MA Thesis Sociology + Your Name"  In the email please state the thesis title.We will return the digitially signed PDF to you, so that you can forward it to the examinations office.


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

Hutter, Swen and Hanspeter Kriesi (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. 2016.

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