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 and Head of Editorial Germany/CH/Brussels

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.


Ulrike Döring
Senior Commissioning Editor

Ulrike Döring studied German Language and Literature and Pedagogy at the University of Stuttgart and graduated with a master’s degree. Before joining Peter Lang, she has worked as an editor for a German specialist book publisher for many years. Since December 2018, she is responsible for the German and Linguistics program at Peter Lang's Bern office and looks forward to discussing book and series proposals, particularly on linguistic and literary topics.