Nicole Gallina






I am a social scientist who specializes in socio-political transformation processes, socio-political elites, and European state developments in general. Recently, I have focused on political culture; namely how populism and political correctness influence the European democratic systems. Other current projects include the rapid change of the geopolitical world order, the deterioration of European socio-political systems and the destructive role of elites.

I have been a lecturer and researcher at the
Interfacultary Institute for East and Central Europe (University of Fribourg, Switzerland). Among others, I was a member of the ISN Parallel History Project and NATO/Warsaw Pact team at the Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich and a research collaborator (challenges of modern migration processes) at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland. 
I was born in Germany. From Czech-Slovak-German origin, I speak several Eastern European, and the most important Western European languages. I hold a Master in Public Administration (University of Potsdam, Germany) and a PhD in Political Science (University of Fribourg, Switzerland).