Alice el-Wakil

Alice el-Wakil, Dr.

Postdoktorandin / Postdoc

Phone: +41 44 634 85 30

Address: UZH Philosophisches Seminar, Zollikerstrasse 117, CH-8008 Zürich

Room number: ZOA 207


  • Normative political theory
  • Democratic theory
  • Democratic innovations and institutional design
  • Democratic systems
  • Theories of justice

Dissertation:  Reconsidering Direct Democracy: The Value of the Facultative Referendum in Democratic Systems (working title)
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Francis Cheneval und Prof. Dr. Daniel Kübler

Curriculum vitae

Since 2018

Research Assistant, Chair of Political Philosophy

2014 – 2018

Doctoral Scholarship, Zentrum für Demokratie Aarau (ZDA),  Doctoral programm of the Swiss National Competence Centre for Excellence in Research (NCCR) "Challenges to Democracy in the 21th Century" of the Swiss National Science Foundation

Spring 2017

Visiting Doctoral Student at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Autumn 2016

Visiting Doctoral Student at the European University Institute, Florence

2011 – 2013

M.A. Political science, major in political theory, University of Geneva


Exchange semester at the University of Toronto


Exchange semester at the, Freie Universität Berlin

2008 – 2011

B.A. Political science, University of Geneva



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