Dr. Seraina Rüegger
International Conflict Research
IFW D 49.1
8092 Zurich, Switzerland
phone: +41 44 632 68 49
e-mail: ruegger AT icr.gess.ethz.ch
Seraina Rüegger is a senior researcher in the International Conflict Research group at ETH Zurich. She
coordinates the R4D project „Ethnic Power Relations and Conflict in
Fragile States,“ funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Swiss Agency for
Development and Cooperation (SDC). She also manages the data collection and updates of the
Ethnic Power Relations (EPR) Dataset Family.
Her research focuses on civil conflict, transborder ethnic groups and forced migration, with a particular focus on post-socialist countries.
As a postdoctoral researcher, Seraina coordinated the SNSF project on „The Causes and Consequences of
Irredentism“ from 2015-2018. She earned her PhD from ETH Zurich in 2013 and holds a master's degree in Political
Science from the University of Zurich (2009). From January to July 2013, Seraina was a pre-doctoral visiting
researcher at the University of Prishtina in Kosovo (SNSF Doc.Mobility Grant). In her PhD project she analyzed
the effects of refugees in asylum countries, particularly focusing on the direction of refugee movements and the
relationship between refugees and the host population or insurgent groups.
Jacobi, J., A. Llanque, S. Bieri, E. Birachi, R. Cochard, N. Depetris Chauvin, C. Diebold, R. Eschen, E. Frossard, T. Guillaume, S. Jaquet, F. Kämpfen, M. Kenis, D.I. Kiba, H. Komarudin, J. Madrazo, G. Manoli, S.M. Mukhovi, V.T.H. Nguyen, C. Pomalègni, S. Rüegger, F. Schneider, N. TriDung, P. von Groote, M.S. Winkler, J.G. Zaehringer, and C Robledo-Abad. 2020. “Utilization of Research Knowledge in Sustainable Development Pathways: Insights from a Transdisciplinary Research-for-Development Programme
.” Environmental Science & Policy
Bohnet, Heidrun, and Seraina Rüegger. 2019. “Refugees and Violence: Introducing the Refugee-Related Security Incidence Dataset (RRSID)
.” Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung
Schvitz, Guy, Seraina Rüegger, Luc Girardin, Lars-Erik Cederman, Nils Weidmann, and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch. 2019. “Mapping The International System, 1886-2017: The Cshapes 2.0 Dataset
.” Working Paper
Rüegger, Seraina, and Heidrun Bohnet. 2018. “The Ethnicity of Refugees (ER): A New Dataset for Understanding Flight Patterns
.” Conflict Management and Peace Science.
Rüegger, Seraina. 2017. “Refugees and Conflict Diffusion
.” In Peace and Conflict 2017
, eds. David Backer, Ravinder Bhavnani, and Paul Huth. London, UK: Routledge.
Vogt, Manuel, Nils-Christian Bormann, Seraina Rüegger, Lars-Erik Cederman, Philipp Hunziker, and Luc Girardin. 2015. “Integrating Data on Ethnicity, Geography, and Conflict: The Ethnic Power Relations Data Set Family
.” Journal of Conflict Resolution
ETH Zurich, 2016-2018
Political Order and Conflict
Konfliktforschung I: Kriegsursachen im historischen Kontext
University of Zurich, 2014
Flucht und Vertreibung im internationalen Kontext
University of Zurich, 2007–2013
Teaching assistant in various Political Science Methods courses