Hanspeter Kriesi

Hanspeter Kriesi (*1949) studied sociology at the universities of Bern, Zurich and Chicago. In 1976, he obtained his PhD in sociology at the University of Zurich, where he also did his Habilitation in sociology. In 1984 he became a professor for collective political behaviour at the University of Amsterdam. In 1988, he went to the University of Geneva, where he taught as a professor of comparative and Swiss politics until 2002, when he took up the chair for comparative politics at the University of Zurich. In 2012, he was appointed to the Stein Rokkan Chair for comparative politics at the European University Institute in Florence which he held until 2020. He is now part-time professor in the Department and Principal Investigator of the SOLID project at that university.