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.
University of Zurich, 2014
Flucht und Vertreibung im internationalen Kontext
University of Zurich, 2007–2013
Teaching assistant in various Political Science Methods courses