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Department of Political Science

Tanja Schweinberger

Tanja Schweinberger, Dr.

  • Postdoc

Curriculum vitae

Tanja Schweinberger is a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of International Relations and International Political Economy and a PhD-student at the University of Geneva. She holds a MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Konstanz, Germany. Her PhD examines cooperation and conflict in U.S.-Chinese trading relations. Her recent manuscript “Mercantilism 2.0: Mass public opinions towards trade balances” received the 2021 Best Graduate Paper Award of the International Political Economy of the International Studies Association. Her work seeks to reconnect perspectives of IR to IPE. With automated text analysis of news media articles and representative original survey experiments in both the U.S. and China, Tanja's PhD project systematically discovers that the relative shift in power fundamentally threatens bilateral trade cooperation and that these pressures are likely to intensify as the ongoing power transition between the U.S. and China gains further pace. During her PhD studies, Tanja was an Asia Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Centre from January to June 2022.  

Research interests: international political economy, international relations, foreign policy, China, USA.