Staff

Professors

Foto Joachim Blatter

Prof. Dr. Joachim Blatter 

Head of the Department of Political Science; Professor of Political Science and Political Theory
T +41 41 229 55 92 • Room 3.B16 • joachim.blatterremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch
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Prof. Dr. Andreas Balthasar 

Titular Professor of Political Science, Swiss Politics and Policy Evaluation
T +41 41 226 04 26 • andreas.balthasarremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch
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Ass.-Prof. Dr. Lena Schaffer

Assistant-Professor of Political Science and Inter- and Transnational Relations
T +41 41 226 55 95 • lena.schafferremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch
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Prof. Dr. Alrik Thiem

SNF-sponsored Professor of Political Science and Methods of Political Science
T +41 41 229 55 90 • Raum 3.A29 • alrik.thiemremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch
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Prof. Dr. Alexander Trechsel

Full Professor of Political Science and Political Communication
T+41 41 229 55 90 • Room 3.B14 • alexander.trechselremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch
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Administration, Study Advisory Service and Mobility

Adriana Sbarra

Administrative Assistant of the Department of Political Science
T +41 41 229 55 91 • Room 3.B04 • adriana.sbarraremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch
Office hours: Mondays to Fridays

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Bühler Nadia, MA

Study Advisor and Study Programme Coordinator LUMACSS
T +41 41 229 55 87 • Room 3.A10
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Office Hours: Mondays to Wednesdays 
Appointments by prior arrangement

Michael Widmer, BA

Study Advisor and Study Programme Coordinator for BA/MA in Political Science, Dual Degree MA in Political Science and MA in World Society and Global Governance
T +41 41 229 55 89 • Room 3.A53
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Office hours: Mondays to Wednesdays 
Appointments by prior arrangement

Research Assistants

Samuel David Schmid

Dr. Samuel D. Schmid

Postdoctoral Researcher (Prof. Dr. Alexander Trechsel) and Scientific Assistant (Prof. Dr. Joachim Blatter) 
T +41 41 229 56 04 • Raum 3.B14 • samuel.schmidremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch
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Dr. des. Johannes Schulz

Assistant and Senior Researcher (Prof. Dr. Joachim Blatter)
T +41 41 229 55 93 • Room 3.B11 • johannes.schulzremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch
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Permanent lecturers

Dr. rer. pol. Stefan Rieder

Permanent lecturer at the Deparment of Political Science
T ++41 41 226 04 26 • riederremove-this.@remove-this.interface-politikstudien.ch

Stefan Rieder is director at the Interface Political Studies Research Consulting in Lucerne. He acts as permantent lecturer at the Deparment of Political Science at the University of Lucerne.
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Research Fellows, Research Assistants and PhD Candidates

Dr. Andrea de Angelis

Senior Researcher and lecturer
T +41 41 229 56 96 • Room 3.A10 • andrea.deangelisremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch
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Maurits Heumann, SCo

Research assistant (Prof. Dr. Joachim Blatter)
T +41 41 229 55 98 • Room 3.B11 • maurits.heumannremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch
 

Maximilian Lüth, MA

PhD Candidate (Ass.-Prof. Dr. Lena Schaffer)
T +41 41 229 55 99 • Room 3.A11 • maximilian.luethremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch
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Dr. Zsuzsanna Blanka Magyar

Research assistant (Ass.-Prof. Lena Schaffer)
T +41 41 229 56 08 • Room 3.A11 • zsuzsanna.magyarremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch
 

Lic. rer. soc. Frowin Rausis

PhD Candidate (Prof. Dr. Joachim Blatter)
T  +41 41 229 55 94 • Room 3.A12 • frowin.rausisremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch
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Dr. Lusine Mkrtchyan

Research Assistant (SNF-Prof. Dr. Alrik Thiem)
T +41 41 229 56 02 • Room 3.A12 • lusine.mkrtchyan@unilu.ch
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Zuzana Sebechlebská, MSc

Research Assistant (SNF-Prof. Dr. Alrik Thiem)
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Dr. Mathilde van Ditmars

SNF Postdoctoral Researcher (Prof. Dr. Alexander H. Trechsel)
T +41 41 229 55 88 • Room 3.B14 • Mathilde.VanDitmarsremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch
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Student assistants

Jonathan Biedermann

Student Research Assistant (SNF Prof. Dr. Alexander Trechsel)
T +41 41 229 57 54 • Room 3.A19 • Jonathan.Biedermannremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch

Johanna Bösiger

Student assistant
T +41 41 229 57 54 • Room 3.A19 • johanna.boesigerremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch

Jonas Ineichen

Student Research Assistant (SNF Prof. Dr. Alexander Trechsel)
T +41 41 229 57 54 • Room 3.A19 •jonas.ineichenremove-this.@remove-this.stud.unilu.ch

Konstantin Kreibich

Student research assistant (Prof. Dr. Joachim Blatter)
T +41 41 229 57 54 • Room 3.A19 • konstantin.kreibichremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch

Melyssa Piña Sigg

Student Research Assistant (Prof. Dr. Joachim Blatter)
T +41 41 229 57 54 • Room 3.A19 • melyssa.pinaremove-this.@remove-this.unilu.ch

Tutors

Aline Horber

Tutor for the Lecture  "Methods seminar on the practice of empirical social research" (Maurits Heumann)

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Daniel Rose

Tutor Lecture "Policy Analysis with Applications in Energy Policy" (Dr. rer. pol. Stefan Rieder)
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Dr. Raphaela Schlicht-Schmälzle

Tutor Seminar "Research Designs and Methods in Qualitative Studies I" (Prof. Dr. Joachim Blatter and Dr. rer. soc. Julian Lucas Junk)

Library

Foto Daniel Geiger

Dr. Daniel Geiger

Lecturer for Information literacy Politics
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The core team with its student assistants

Alumni and former employees

Foto Lea Portmann

Dr. des. Lea Portmann

Research Assistant (Prof. Dr. Joachim Blatter)

 

Dr. Elie Michel

Post-doctoral Researcher (Prof. Joachim Blatter)

 

Dr. Resul Umit

Postdoc-Forscher (Prof. Lena Schaffer)

 

Foto Diego Garzia

Dr. Diego Garzia

Senior Research Fellow (SNF Ambizione-Stipendiat)

Foto Samuel Huber

Samuel Huber, MA

Study Advisor and Study Programme Coordinator

 

David Sanchez, MA

Research Assistant (SNF-Prof. Alrik Thiem)

 

Andri Heimann, BA

Student Research Assistant (Prof. Andreas Balthasar)
 

Giada Crivelli

Student research assistant (Prof. Joachim Blatter)
 

Tim Holleman

Former student research assistant (Prof. Lena Schaffer)

Please note that this list of our alumni is not complete. We only list more recent changes here. Thank you for your understanding.