Prof. Dr. Swen Hutter

Swen Hutter (2021)
David Ausserhofer


swen.hutter [at]
Office: Yuting Tang
fon: +49 30 25491 303
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin

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Swen Hutter is the Director of the Center for Civil Society Research and Lichtenberg Professor in Political Sociology at Freie Universität Berlin. His research interests lie at the intersection of political sociology and comparative politics; in particular, he is interested in the changing dynamics and structuration of political conflict and civil society in European democracies.

Before moving to Berlin in the fall of 2018, Swen Hutter was a research fellow and a Max Weber fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and a research and teaching associate at the University of Munich. He studied political science, communication science, and international law at the University of Zurich and holds a doctoral degree from the University of Munich (2011). Hutter’s dissertation involved a comparative study of protest politics in Western Europe and won the Munich University Society’s best dissertation prize.

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