Niklaus Reichle

Studiengang Departement WirtschaftWissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Is lecturer at the School of Management. He teaches the interdisciplinary context module Politics (IKPO) and until the end of 2022 the module International Law. He has many years of experience in research and practice, among others in the fields of qualitative social research, ethnography (on transformation processes in student dormitories in South Africa; on knowledge and research cultures; on cannabis). He studied at the University of St. Gallen and received his PhD.

Area of Expertise

  • Qualitative Methods / Social Research
  • Cultures of knowledge
  • Elite research
  • Drugs and society
  • Sociology of Architecture


  • Phd in Organization and Culture, University of St.Gallen
  • Master in International Relations, University of St.Gallen

Professional Experience

  • Research Associate/ Post-Doc, University of St. Gallen
  • Lecturer, University of St. Gallen
  • Lecturer, OST / FHSG, St.Gallen
  • Asylum Specialist, Federal Office for Migration / State Secretariat for Migration
  • Project Manager, Max Havelaar Foundation, Basel

Teaching Experience

  • IKPO (interdisciplinary context module politics)
  • International Law
  • various interdisciplinary modules (IDKS)


European Sociological Association

Books and Research Monographs

Wege der Verstetigung. Die Institutionalisierung der Soziologie(n) in der Schweiz. Dissertation. 2022