Hanna Schwander is Professor of Public Policy at the Hertie School. Located at the intersection between comparative politics, political sociology and political economy, her research is guided by an interest in how post-industrial transformations of welfare states, labour markets and societies affect various aspects of political life. Her latest book, co-edited with Philip Manow and Bruno Palier, Welfare Democracies and Party Politics. Explaining Electoral Dynamics in Times of Changing Welfare Capitalism (Oxford University Press) is out now. Prior to joining the Hertie School she was a Senior Researcher with an Ambizione-Project on women’s political alignment at the Department of Political Science of the University of Zurich. She obtained her PhD in 2012 from the University of Zurich and joined the Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy (SOCIUM) in Bremen in the same year. She has also worked at the European University Institute in Florence, the Department of International Relations and Politics at the University of Oxford and the University of Essen-Duisburg. Portrait by Ina Tewesmeier.