Professor Gwendolyn Sasse (on secondment until 2021)
Professor of Comparative Politics
Currently on secondment to the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) in Berlin (2016-2021).
Since October 2016 I have been the Director of the newly founded Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) in Berlin. At Oxford I am Professor of Comparative Politics at the Department of Politics and International Relations and at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, and a Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College. I studied History, Russian Language and Literature, and Political Science at the University of Hamburg and obtained an MSc and PhD in Political Science at the London School of Economics. My first academic positions were an Assistant Professorship at the Central European University and a Lectureship/Senior Lectureship at the London School of Economics. In 2007 I moved to the University of Oxford.
Prof Sasse's research interests are post-communist transitions, comparative democratisation, EU eastward enlargement, international conditionality, ethnic and regional conflicts; minority rights; migration in Europe and Ukrainian politics.