Lena Schaffer, Ph.D.


University of Lucerne

Country: Switzerland

About Me:

I am an assistant professor of inter- and transnational relations at the University of Lucerne. Before joining the University of Lucerne, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Konstanz (2014-2016) and in the “International Political Economy” group at the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) and the Institute for Environmental Decisions (IED) at ETH Zürich (2011-2014). From 2006-2011, I completed my dissertation on the interdependencies in decision-making between local governments within the United States with a special focus on voluntary climate change policy at ETH Zürich. Recent research projects focused on the spatial and temporal dynamics in climate change policy-making, the link between climate change and migration as well as on individual trade preferences. Since January 2018, I am working on the implications of energy transitions on individual, publics and parties (see project page)

Research Interests

Energy And Climate Policy

Political Economy

Environmental Policy

Specific Areas of Interest

Individual Trade Preferences

Environmental Migration