Since its inception in 1977, our editorial office in Bern has been driven by its unfaltering commitment to producing excellent academic publications. We offer an international and multilingual publishing portfolio that covers a broad range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. It is of particular importance to us that our publications are not only rooted in traditional fields of research but also reflect the latest academic trends and developments.

Our editorial team understands the importance of close and long-standing collaborations with authors, series and journal editors as well as with academic institutions both in Switzerland and abroad. All our books are subject to a rigorous peer review process by recognized authorities in their respective fields and are made available as print, digital and/or open access publications.

Subject areas: German literature & culture, Romance literatures & cultures, English literature & culture, linguistics, media, education, art, architecture, music, philosophy, theology, Asian studies, cultural studies

Interested in publishing with us? Please have a look at our editorial staff biographies below and email the appropriate editor. If you do not see your specific subject listed, please get in touch with one of our editors and your materials will be sent to the appropriate person.

Dr. Bianca Matzek
Publishing Director

Bianca Matzek holds a doctorate in economics. Following positions in the management of the publishing group Handelsblatt Düsseldorf and the ZEIT-Verlag Beteiligungs GmbH, she was general manager of Book/Corporate Publishing with Springer Fachmedien in Wiesbaden, Germany. Since November 2015, she has been the publishing director of the editorial office in Bern. Subject areas: Management, architecture, media.

Angelica Scholze
Commissioning Editor

Angelica Scholze started working at Peter Lang in 2013. She oversees publications in German literature & culture, music, art, and theater and film studies. She holds an MA in both German language & literature with a special focus in German literature and comparative religious studies from the University of Fribourg.


Johanna Lüder
Commissioning Editor

Johanna Lüder started working at Peter Lang in 2015. After her studies in philosophy and history at the University of Heidelberg and her MA in Latin American studies at the Free University of Berlin, she was a volunteer at DuMont Publishing. At Peter Lang, she is responsible for publications in Romance literatures & cultures, Asian studies, theology, philosophy and education.


Laura Diegel
Junior Editor

Laura Diegel has been working for Peter Lang since 2016. She studied Classics and French language and literature in Basel, Paris and Heidelberg. She is currently finishing her PhD in Ancient History. At Peter Lang, she is in charge of the projects in Linguistics, English language and literature and History.