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Gwendolyn Sasse

Gwendolyn Sasse researches democracy and authoritarianism, the transformation processes in Eastern Europe, and the dynamics of war, migration, and protest movements. She studied history, Slavic studies and political science and received her PhD from the London School of Economics. She subsequently taught at the Central European University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Oxford, where she was appointed Professor in Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations and in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies in 2013. She is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Europe think tank. Since 2016, she has been the Academic Director of the Center for Eastern European and International Studies in Berlin. From April 2021, she will combine this activity with her Einstein Professorship in "Comparative Democracy and Authoritarianism Studies" at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.