Research Outputs


The Power of Swiss Patrician Families: Between Decline and Persistence (1890–1957).
Paper presented at the 6th European Conference on Social Networks, Greenwich, 12-16 September 2022.

Continuity and discontinuity in the capitals legitimating business elites – a diachronic analysis of the Swiss banking elites during the long 20th century (1890-2020)
Paper presented at the 38th annual colloquium of the European Group for Organization Studies, Vienna, 7-9 July 2022.

Das Ursprungszeugnis zwischen Staat und Handelskammer. Von der kriegswirtschaftlichen Notmassnahme zum Finanzierungsmodell
Paper presented at the Historiales, University of Fribourg, 29-30 April 2022.

Wealth — Art Markets — Cultural Strategies
Workshop organized by Matthieu Leimgruber at the University of Zurich with contributions by Stéphanie Ginalski and Emilie Widmer, 27-28 April 2022.

The Residential Logic of Swiss Urban Elites (1890-2020): Transformations and Differentiations Between Elite Categories
Paper presented at the 9th Congress of the French Sociological Association, 6-9 July, 2021, and at the at the Annual Congress of the Swiss Political Science Association, 3-4 February 2022.


From Local Champions to Global Players: A Long-Term Perspective on Swiss Companies’ Connections Across Territorial Scales
Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, 2-5 July 2021.

From Counter-Elite to Hegemon: The Access to Power of Left-Wing Politicians in the Three Major Swiss Cities in a Long-Term Perspective
Paper presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions Workshop « Elites and their Challengers », 26-28 May 2021.

Art, Finance, and Elite Networks: The Presidents of the Zurich Art Society, 1890-2021
Research note at the occasion of the election of the Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft’s presidency, May 2021.

Social Cohesion through Art : The Case of the Art Societies of Basel and Zurich at the End of the 19th and the Beginning of the 20th Century
Paper presented at the virtual event of the « Historiales 2020 », organized by the Programme doctoral en histoire contemporaine (PDHC), 13 November 2021.


Art Societies as Local and Transnational Power Institutions: The Case of Zurich
Paper presented at the online conference « The Key for Art Market Power », 2-3 November 2020.

Weapons, Wealth and World-Class Art. The Origins of the Emil Bührle Collection in a Historical Context
Research report to the Presidential Department of the City of Zurich and the Directorate of Justice and Home Affairs of the Canton of Zurich, November 2020.

From Class Representativeness to Class Gap: The Social Transformation of the Left Political Elites in Switzerland (1910-2016)
Paper presented at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Virtual Workshop « Working Class Politics in the 21st Century », 5-6 November 2020.

Getting Rid of Their Ties: The Long-Term Evolution of Elite Networks and Profiles in the Three Largest Swiss Cities, 1890-2020
Paper presented at the Workshop “Elites and the Critique of Elites from the 19th to the 21st Centuries” organised by the « Archiv für Sozialgeschichte » 29-30 October 2020.