Steven Piguet has studied political science and history at the University of Lausanne (MA, 2009). His MA thesis dealt with Geneva elites and their sociability around 1900. Since 2007, he has worked for the SNSF research project “Swiss Elites in the 20th Century”. He is also associated with the Swiss Elite Observatory of University of Lausanne (Obelis), founded in 2015.
Steven Piguet is a specialist in historical database design and their application in prosopography and network analyses. He manages the database of Swiss elites and collaborates with several research projects: OECDhistoryproject, “espace des savoirs”, Geneva philanthropy around 1900.