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)

Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter) at the University of Zurich

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


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)


Lecturer at the History Department, University of Zurich


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


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


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


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


Matura Typus B in Zurich (Kantonsschule Freudenberg)