Hanspeter Kriesi

Part-time professor and Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded SOLID project

Hanspeter Kriesi

Hanspeter Kriesi was born in 1949 in Bischofszell (Switzerland).  He studied sociology at the Universities of Bern, Zurich and Chicago. He obtained his PhD in sociology at the University of Zurich (1976), where he also did his Habilitation in sociology (1980).  In 1984 he became a professor for collective political behaviour at the University of Amsterdam. In 1988, he went to the University of Geneva, where he taught as a professor of comparative and Swiss politics until 2002, when he took up the chair for comparative politics at the University of Zurich.  He was the Stein Rokkan Chair holder at the Department from 2012 to 2020. He is now part-time professor in the Deparmtent and Principal Investigator of the SOLID project, in collaboration with Maurizio Ferrera and Waltraud Schelkle.

Research interests: Comparative politics, political sociology, political behaviour, electoral behaviour, political communication, political participation, social movements

Email: [email protected] 

Address: Via dei Roccettini, 9

50014 San Domenico di Fiesole (Florence), Italy

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Page last updated on 02 September 2020

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