Claudia Franziska Brühwiler

Claudia Franziska Brühwiler

Claudia Franziska Brühwiler

Prof. Dr.

Political Theory & American Studies

Dufourstrasse 48

9000 St. Gallen
Fields of research

US politics and culture

US conservatism

Libertarianism (Ayn Rand)


Politics and literature

Further fields of research

US politics and political culture




Politics and literature


Habilitation/Privatdozentin (PD) in American Studies, University of St.Gallen, 2018

Research visits at UCD (Ireland), University of Virginia, Amherst College, and at the University of Notre Dame

Certificate in Advanced Studies (CAS) in Teaching and Learning for Higher Education, University of St.Gallen, 2020

Dr. rer.publ. (Political Science), summa cum laude, University of St.Gallen, 2010

M.A. in International Affairs, University of St.Gallen, 2006

Exchange semester at Sciences Po, Paris

B.A. in International Affairs, University of St.Gallen, 2004

Professional Career

Visiting Researcher, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Visiting PostDoc Researcher, Amherst College (SNF Fellow), Amherst, Massachusetts
Visiting PostDoc Researcher (SNF Fellow), Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Visiting Fellow PostDoc, UCD Clinton Institute, University College Dublin

Visiting Professor, Keio University, Tokyo


American Political Science Association APSA
Association for Political Theory APT

European Association of American Studies EAAS

Northeastern Political Science Association NPSA

Philip Roth Society

Swiss Association of North American Studies SANAS

Schweizerische Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft SVPW


Post-doctoral Scholarship by the Janggen-Pöhn-Stiftung, Feb. 2013-Jan. 2014.
F.A. Hayek Grant, Institute for Humane Studies, 2011.
SNF Fellowship for Prospective Researchers (2010-2012).
Dr. Rudolf Mäder Prize for the best dissertation in law and political science at the University of St. Gallen in 2010.

Additional Information

Senior Lecturer in American Political Thought and Culture