Line Rennwald


Senior researcher

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Languages: French, English, German


Line Rennwald is a political scientist with a PhD from the University of Geneva. She joined FORS in 2021 as a senior researcher in the group “Political Surveys” where she is involved in the Swiss Election Study (Selects). Previously, she was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute and a postdoctoral researcher at the Universities of Amsterdam, Lausanne, and Geneva (ERC Project Unequal Democracies).


Line Rennwald’s work focuses on the linkages between social cleavages, employment relations and politics in Western Europe. She specialises in voting behaviour, political representation, populism, and Swiss politics, with a particular interest in the effect of social class affiliation, union membership and economic inequalities. She has worked extensively on the class composition of mainstream Left parties and is the author of Social Democratic Parties and the Working Class (Palgrave Macmillan 2020).