In her professional life, Tina Freyburg is a comparative political scientist with a background in international and European politics and a keen interest in applied social science methodology. She works as a Professor of Comparative Politics in the School of Economics and Political Science at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.
Tina studied political science, psychology, and media and communication in Heidelberg, Mannheim, Berlin (FU), and Lausanne. While working on her dissertation at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich (Feb. 2011), at the latest, she has developed a strong interest in systematic empirical and exact methodological research. Before returning to Switzerland in 2015, she worked at the University of Warwick (UK), the European University Institute in Florence (Italy), and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University (USA), among others.
In her research, Tina studies the chances and risks that emerge for democracy in a globalizing and digitalizing world. Current projects examine the perception and the quality of democracy beyond the nation-state, and the promotion of democracy through conditionality and private business. It is her personal aspiration to inspire people to contribute to a humanistic and optimistic democratic society balancing individual and social interests and needs, worldwide.
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