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RENNWALD, Line

Rennwald

Max Weber fellow 2016-2018

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-616 (ext: 2616)
Office: VPA006

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: SPS

Mentor: HansPeter Kriesi
Thematic Group: Governance, Constitutionalism and Democracy

 

I am a political scientist, specialized in the study of social cleavages and class voting. In my PhD defended in November 2013 at the University Geneva, I examined the evolution of working-class support for social democratic parties in Western Europe. I explored to what extent breaks in this political alignment can be explained by changes in social structure, values or parties’ positions.

During my doctoral studies, I worked as a teaching assistant at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Geneva. From September 2014 to February 2016, I held a postdoctoral fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. In this framework, I conducted a research stay at the University of Amsterdam/AISSR in the programme group ‘Political economy and transnational governance’. In 2012, I was also a junior visiting scholar at Nuffield College (Oxford). In spring 2016, I worked at the University of Lausanne on a project on the triangular configuration of party politics.

At the University of Geneva, I taught several seminars in political science at BA level (Concepts and approaches in political science, Introduction to methods in political science, Comparative politics). In 2014, I was also lecturer in the MA in political science for a course in electoral behaviour.

My research interests lie at the crossroads of political sociology, comparative politics and industrial relations. During the Max Weber Programme, I intend to pursue my research on the transformations of electoral behaviour by focusing on the role of trade unions and conflicts in the world of work.

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