Short bio


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

1997     Lic. phil. I (M.A.) in Social Anthropology, Sociology of Mass Communication, and Criminology, University of Zurich

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

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

2015 - Visiting Researcher, The Graduate Centre, City University of New York, Sociology Department (March-April), US

2011 - Visiting Professor (Gastprofessorin) Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria

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

2008 - Invited lecturer at the University of Basel, Institut of Ethnology

Since 2007 - Professor of Transnational Studies, University of Neuchâtel

2006/2007 - Lecturer at the University of Zürich, Institute of Ethnology

2006/2007 - Lecturer at the University of Berne, Institute of Social Anthropology

2005/2006 - Lecturer at the University of Zurich, Institute of Ethnology

2003-2005 - Senior lecturer (maître assistante) at the University of Neuchâtel, Institute of Ethnology

2005/2006 - Lecturer at the Institute for Communication Science, Lucern

2001-2006 - Researcher at the Swiss Forum für Migration and Population Studies

2000-2001 - Scientific employee in quality management, Educational Department of the Canton of Zurich

1998-2000 - Project manager and instructor for the Asylum Coordination at the Winterthur Social Services Department

1999-2004 - Lecturer at the University of Lucerne, Master of advances studies "intercultural communication"

1998 - Scientific employee, Swiss National Science Foundation, University of Zurich. Research Project "Sustainability for Future Generations: Gender Relations in Social Reproduction and Sustainable Ressource Management"

Co-director with Prof Andreas Pott, IMIS, of the IMISCOE Standing Committee ‘reflexive migration studies’ 

President of the Swiss Society of Gender Studies Link (since 2019)

Member of the supervisory board of the editing house Seismo books

Membre de la Commission Suisse pour l'UNESCO Link (since 2016)

Board of directors of the Swiss Society of Gender Studies Link (since 2014)

Editorial board of Studia ethnologica Croatica [ink] (since 2013)

Member of the award committee the IMISCOE Maria Ioannis Baganha Prize for the best dissertation (www.imiscoe.org) (since 2012)

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

Member of the advisory board of the research project "The Kosovar family revisited. The question of its social cohesion one decade after war and political unrest". Prof. Dr. Karl Kaser, University of Graz, Austria. Project funded by the FWF(2011-2013)

Membre de la commission de recherche FNS de l'Université de Neuchâtel (2011-2015)  [link]

Member of the steering committee, 6th and 7th program of the Network of Mentoring for women of French speaking Switzerland (2010-2012)  [link]

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) [link]

Editorial board of the collection "Question de genre", University of Geneva, Seismo (since 2009)  [link]

Editorial board of "Social cohesion and cultural pluralism",,Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies, University of Neuchâtel, Seismo (since 2009)

Member of the board of directors of the Centre of Migration Law (Centre de droit de migration) Universities of Neuchâtel (lead), Berne and Fribourg (Centre financed by the Rector's Conference of the Swiss Universities (CUS)).(since 2009  ) [link]

Member of the expert panel of the "Bayerischer Forschungsverbund Migration und Wissen", FORMIG, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München (2008-2012) [link]

Co-director of the Prodoc graduate program « Gender Practices and Perspectives: The Paradoxes of Equality », in cooperation with the Universities of Lausanne (Lead), Geneva , Financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities (CUS) (2008-2012) [link]

Steering and scientific committee of th research project "Assessing the impact of migration on Kosovo's  development', Forum for Democratic Initiative Kosovo, project financed by the Swiss Development Agency (2008-2010) [link-report]

Member of the supervisory board of the AOZ (Asyl Organisation Zürich)( since 2007) [link]

Member of the scientific board of the research project "Promotion of intercultural tobacco prevention", Swiss Federal Office for Public Health (2006-2009)

Editorial board of NQF - Nouvelles Questions Féministes, revue internationale francophone (2005-2014) [link]
Member of IMISCOE, Network of Excellence in the domain of International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion (since 2005) [link]

Member of the board of directors of the Swiss Forum for Migration Studies (SFM) (2004-2006)