Martine Schaer

 Martine Schaer is an SNSF doctoral student at the Laboratory of Transnational Studies and Social Processes. She is currently doing her PhD within the research project “Transnational Mobility of Academics in the Early Stages of their Careers: Transforming or Reproducing Gender Regimes?”.
In her PhD thesis, she examines the professional trajectories of academic researchers focusing on their mobility patterns and career strategies from a gender perspective. She completed a first period of fieldwork at the University of Arizona where she conducted narrative and network interviews with international academic researchers.
Martine Schaer holds an M.A. (Licence) in Anthropology, History and Political Sciences from the University of Neuchâtel. She wrote her Master’s Thesis on barter clubs in Buenos Aires and worked as a junior researcher at the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies, University of Neuchâtel, where she participated in several research projects on asylum, migration policies, and language transmission in a migratory context. She also worked as a teaching assistant in Cultural Anthropology for the Cornell Prison Education Program.

Research interests

Gender, Highly skilled mobility, Academia, Transnationalism, Qualitative methods, Qualitative network analysis  


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