2015-present

Lecturer (Dozent) at Distance Learning University Switzerland (FernUni Schweiz)

  • Responsible for the Political History module, including teaching classes totalling 10 ECTS points/semester
  • Occasional teaching of  “methods of historical sciences” class
  • Supervision of BA theses on subjects of political history (esp. political violence, intelligence history, Cold War etc.)
  • Management of Projekt 25+ History: Design, preparation, and supervision of a 8-month program preparing qualified candidates without high-school degree (Matura) for an ensuing exam, which allows successful candidates to pursue a BA in Historical Sciences; responsible for writing and grading the admission exams (since 2018)
  • Production of a textbook on Political History (print and e-book), supported with a major research grant by Distance Learning University Switzerland (since 2018)
2018-present

Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter) at the University of Zurich

Teaching classes at the History Department on political violence and historical science methods

2018
2015-2016

Postdoctoral Fellow at Leiden University, Institute for History
Book Project (Habilitationsprojekt): A Transnational History of the Cercle Pinay, 1952-1991
Early Postdoc.Mobility grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

2013-2014

Lecturer at the History Department, University of Zurich

2010-2013

PhD, University of Zurich
Completed magna cum laude
Research grant by the University of Zurich
“Terrorism, Political Paranoia and Propaganda in the Reagan Era”
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Philipp Sarasin

2012-2013

Visiting Research Fellow, German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, DC
Research grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

2009-2012

Advanced Studies in Secondary and Higher Education at the University of Zurich

2002-2009

Lizentiat (equivalent of a Master’s degree) at the University of Zurich
Graduated summa cum laude
• History
• Economics
• Philosophy

1994-2001

Matura Typus B in Zurich (Kantonsschule Freudenberg)