Short CV/Education and training

  • 2016 – 2017
    Member of the research unit at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) at Bielefeld University

  • 2015
    - 2016 Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz

  • Since 2012
    Professor for general history of the 19th and 20th century, University of Basel

  • 2009 – 2012
    Assistant professor for modern/recent history, University of Basel

  • 2008 – 2009
    Lecturer at the universitites of Bern and Zurich

  • 2007 – 2009
    Fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation (affiliations with the German Historical Institute Paris and the Research Center for Social and Economic History, University of Zurich)

  • 2004 – 2005
    Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA

  • 2003 – 2007
    Assistant at the Institute of Sociology, University of Bern

  • 2003
    Short-term fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities

  • 2002 – 2003
    Coordinator at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies, University of Bern

  • 1998 – 2001
    Assistant at the Institute of Sociology, University of Bern

  • 2002
    Phd in history at the University of Bern

Selected publications

  • Entzweiungen. Die Krise der Ehe um 1900, Köln/Weimar/Wien 2004: Böhlau.

  • Traversing birth: continuity and contingency in research on development in nineteenth-century life and human sciences, in: History and philosophy of the life sciences, 2015, 37, 1, S. 50-67.

  • «Moi seule», 1833: Feminist Subjectivity, Temporality, and Historical Interpretation, in: History of the Present 2, 2012, S. 107-121.

  • Menschen machen aus Akt und Substanz. Prokreation und Vaterschaft im reproduktionsmedizini¬schen und im literarischen Experiment, in: Gesnerus. Swiss Journal of the History of Medicine and Science, 65, 2008, S. 196–224 .

  • The Modernity of Women. Jenny P. d’Héricourt’s Contribution to Social Theory (1809–1875), in: Journal of Classical Sociology, 8, 1, 2008, S. 45–65 (with Claudia Honegger)

  • Zeitlichkeit, Anachronismus und Anachronien. Gegenwart und Transformationen der Geschlechtergeschichte aus geschichtstheoretischer Perspektive, in: L’Homme Z. F. G., 18, 2, 2007, S. 53–76.

  • AHR Conversation: Explaining Historical Change, or, The Lost History of Causes, in: American Historical Review, 2015, 120, 4, S. 1-55, gemeinsam mit Akyeampong, Emmanuel; Crossley, Pamela Kyle; Hewitson, Mark; Sewell, William H. Jr.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Board member, Museum of History, Basel

  • Co-editor of the book series "Historische Wissensforschung" (historical knowledge research) (Mohr Siebeck Verlag, Tübingen), since 2013

  • Member of the scientific advisory board, Swiss Social Archives, since 2012

  • Co-editor of Historische Anthropologie, since 2010, managing director since 2013

  • Board member, Swiss Society for Economic and Social History, since 2009

  • Co-editor of L’Homme. European Journal for feminist historiography, since 2003

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • two children


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