Full Professor of Political Science and Political Communication

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Frohburgstrasse 3, Room 3.B14


Prof. Dr. Alexander Trechsel, born the 6th of February in 1971 in Bern (CH), completed his BA and MA in Political Science at the University of Geneva. In 1999, he obtained his PhD in Political Science (with the highest distinction), also at the University of Geneva. From 2005 to 2016 Professor Trechsel held the Swiss Chair in Federalism and Democracy at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. In addition to this, he was from 2013 to 2016 Head of the Deparment for Political and Social Sciences at the same institute. Also, from 2012 to 2015, he was Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and a Faculty Associate there since 2015. Since the autumn term of 2016, he works as full professor for political science at the University of Lucerne.

Curriculum Vitae und Publikationsliste Alexander Trechsel


Major Fields of Research

  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Communication
  • Political Behaviour
  • Democracy
  • European Integration


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Vested interests

Other vested interests

  • Mitglied der Eccellenza Komission beim SNF, SNF, 2018–
  • Berater, xUpery Ltd., 2016–
  • Mitglied des SNF Stiftungsrats, SNF, 2013–