Andreina Thoma is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and a student fellow at the SNF Agora Institute. Thoma’s research interests revolve around the nexus of gender and voting rights reform. In her dissertation she specifically examines the determinants, circumstances and consequences of suffrage extension, with a special emphasis on the expansion of women’s voting rights. Her projects for instance explore the role of culture in shaping citizens’ support for female suffrage extension as well as the consequences of female suffrage for the development of the welfare state.
Prior to her PhD studies, Thoma earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.