Simon Seiler

MA in history and sociology


Office 5423

+41 (0)21 692 38 08

Languages: German, English, French


Simon Seiler, M.A., studied history and sociology at the University of Bern and Paris. He is finalising his thesis, “Perspectives on Social Mobility in 19th and 20th Century Switzerland”, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ben Jann at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Bern. In October 2017, he joined the Swiss country team of the “Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe” (SHARE).


Simon Seiler is interested in a broad range of questions related to causes, reproduction and consequences of inequality. His research focuses both on temporal changes and on decisive transitions along the life-course. Furthermore, he is interested in methods of data analysis and collection.