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ISEK - Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies Social and Cultural Anthropology

Michelle von Dach

Michelle von Dach, M.A.

  • Doctoral Researcher
  • Lecturer
+41 44 635 22 48
Room number
AND 5.98

Research interests

Gender, migration, economic anthropology, political anthropology, ethnomusicology, material culture

Research area

Europe (Italy and Switzerland), China

Short bio

Michelle von Dach is a doctoral researcher in the Horizon 2020 research project HumMingBird led by Prof. Dr. Peter Finke. Michelle graduated in social and cultural anthropology and political science at the University of Zurich. For her master's thesis, she conducted research in Venice, Italy and explored topics such as gender, formal and informal institutions, collective identities and group membership. As part of an ISEK field trip, she conducted ethnographic research on the importance of sounds in the production of celadon pottery in Longquan, China. The PhD project she is currently working on deals with the study of actual migration flows in Europe focusing on migration drivers and patterns as well as on experiences, expectations and perspectives of migrants who originate from non-EU countries.