Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse

Tel. + 49 (30) 2005949-30

Gwendolyn Sasse has been the Director of ZOiS since 1 October 2016. She is Professor of Comparative Politics at the Department of Politics and International Relations and at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at the University of Oxford, and is Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe. Her academic career spans the study of history, Slavonic studies and political science at the University of Hamburg and an MSc and PhD in political science at the London School of Economics. After gaining her doctorate, she first took up a post as Assistant Professor at the Central European University, and then as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at the London School of Economics before moving to Oxford in 2007 where she became a full professor in 2013.

ZOiS research projects

Political change from below? Local politics in Ukraine

The influence of war, annexation and displacement on political identities in Ukraine

Eastern Europe is here: transnational linkages among East European migrants in Berlin
(with Dr. Tatiana Golova)

Research interests

  • Post-communist transitions (with a particular focus on Ukraine)
  • Comparative democratization and authoritarianism
  • Ethnic conflicts in Eastern Europe
  • Migration from and within Eastern Europe
  • EU eastward enlargement/Eastern Partnership

    Selected Publications