Sarah Engler

Sarah Engler, Dr.


Phone: +41 44 634 52 03

Curriculum vitae

Sarah Engler is a guest professor at the Department of Political Science and the Centre for Democracy Studies Aarau (ZDA), University of Zurich. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Bern, where she examined how party strategies determine the survival of centrist anti-establishment parties. The thesis was awarded the Best Dissertation Prize (2018/2019) by the Swiss Political Science Association. During her PhD, she was also a visiting researcher at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. Her research focuses on post-communist democracies, European party systems, democratic performance and corruption, and the political consequences of social inequality.

Research Focus

Comparative European politics, party competition, voting behaviour, corruption and clientelism, social inequality, post-communist democracies.





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