Short CV

Education and academic degrees                                                                                                         

PhD (Dr. phil.), Department of Social Anthropology, University of Berne, Switzerland, 2003

M.A. (lic. Phil I) in Social Anthropology, Sociology of Mass Communications and        Criminology, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 1997


Current positions and memberships                                                                                                  

Professor of Transnational Studies, project leader in the nccr-on the move, and co- director of the LAPS, director of MAPS, University of Neuchâtel
President of the Swiss Association for Gender Studies
Co-director with Prof Andreas Pott, IMIS, of the IMISCOE Standing Committee ‘reflexive migration studies’
Membre de la Commission Suisse pour l’UNESCO
Member of ‘Global (De)Centre' for Diversity, Mobility and Culture
Member of the supervisory board of the editing house Seismo books
Editorial board of Studia ethnologica Croatica
Member of the Board of directors of the Centre of Migration Law, Universities of Neuchâtel (lead), Berne and Fribourg. 

Member of the editorial board of the collection “Question de genre/Geschlechterfragen/ Gender Issues”, Seismo

Member of the editorial board of the collection “Social cohesion and cultural pluralism”, Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies, University of Neuchâtel, Seismo 

Employment history/past positions

Invited research Fellow, University of Osnabrück, Institut für Migrationsforschung und interkulturelle Studien (January, May 2019)

Visiting Researcher, Middlesex University, Social Policy Research Centre, London (Mai-June 2015)

Visiting Research Fellow, City University of New York, Graduate Centre, Sociology      Department (March-April 2015)

Visiting Professor (Gastprofessorin), Institute of Cultural and Social Anthropology, University  of Vienna, Austria (Fall, 2011)

Vice Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, University of Neuchâtel, 2009-2011

Past board memberships  

Member of the award committee the IMISCOE Maria Ioannis Baganha Prize for the best dissertation, 2012-2020

Member of the commission ‘Prix Jubilé’ of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2012-2015

Member of the Research Commission of the SNSF of the University of Neuchâtel, 2011-2014

Member of the steering committee, 6th program of the Network of Mentoring for women of French speaking Switzerland, 2010-2012

Member of the Review Panel, HERA – Humanities in the European Research Area, Joint Research Program “Humanities as a Source of Creativity and Innovation”, European Science Foundation, 2009-2012

Co-director of the Prodoc graduate program « Gender Practices and Perspectives: The Paradoxes of Equality », in cooperation with the Universities of Lausanne (Lead), Geneva and the graduate Institute Geneva. Financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities (CUS), 2008-2011

Referee and expert for the Ministry of health of Germany: Evaluation of projects aiming at       improving the access of migrants to the addiction support system, 2008

Member of the supervisory board of the AOZ (Asyl Organisation Zürich), 2007-2017

Editorial board of NQF – Nouvelles Questions Féministes, revue internationale francophone, 2005-2013
Member of the board of directors of the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population, Switzerland, 2005-2006