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Department of Political Science

Palmo Brunner

Palmo Brunner, MA

  • Doctoral Candidate / Doktorandin
  • Assistant / Assistentin
  • Appointments via email / Termine via E-Mail
+41 44 634 58 43

Curriculum vitae

Palmo Brunner is a doctoral candidate and teaching assistant at the chair of Professor Daniel Kübler for "Democracy and Public Governance." Her research and teaching interests encompass democracy, diaspora and migration politics, transnationalism, and social movements. In her dissertation, she examines the role of diasporas in the context of democracy and autocracy, considering inclusive and illiberal state policies. In her qualitative study, she focuses on the Tibetan diaspora in Switzerland and Canada. Additionally, Palmo Brunner has taken a leading role in directing various research projects related to public health issues.

Before her current academic career, Palmo Brunner obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in 2010. She subsequently pursued her studies from 2011 to 2016 at the University of Zurich, where she completed a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Modern History, followed by a Master's degree in Political Science with a specialization in "Democracy, Development, and International Relations." Her master's thesis focused on the role of protests in enhancing the quality of elections in non-democratic regimes. During her academic journey, she served as a tutor at the Methods Chair and also maintained her role as a nurse and instructor.

Research topic

Working title: Voice and loyalty after exit - unpacking the dynamics of diaspora mobilization


V-Nr Course Start / End Date Lecturers Room
from 22 Feb 2024
to 30 May 2024
Thu 10:15-12:00 Sonam Palmo Brunner AND-3-48

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