I am a sociologist with a strong focus on quantitative and computational methods and a broad range of research interests. I am passionate about uncovering novel sources of data and using cutting-edge approaches to answer complex social science questions and advance our understanding of the world.

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research and an honorary research fellow at the University of Warwick. Previously, I was a holder of a Digital Humanities Fellowship from the German National Library where I was making use of the library catalogue and techniques in natural language processing to better understand the literary development in Germany since 1913.

I received my PhD in Sociology in January 2023 from the University of Warwick. In my PhD research which was funded by a Wikimedia Project Grant, I focused on the online community Wikipedia and I studied how offline gatherings between Wikipedians affect their online behaviour. Besides, I have also been working on topics regarding social status and prosociality, ethnic violence, and using web data in the social sciences. I have collaborated with Oxfam GB and their impact evaluation team to support them in exploring how to use digital data, in particular on Twitter, for impact evaluations.

Send me an email to get in touch: nicole.schwitter[at]


  • Computational Social Sciences
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Immigration and Discrimination


  • PhD in Sociology, 2023

    University of Warwick

  • MA in Sociology, 2017

    University of Leipzig

  • BA in Social Sciences & Computer Science, 2015

    University of Bern