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

Meret Fehlmann

Meret Fehlmann, PhD

  • Lecturer
  • Associate Editor kids+media
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Research Interests

  • Esotericism, new religious movements focusing on witches and matriarchy
  • Historical images with a focus on Arthuriana, prehistoric fiction and historical novels
  • Human-animal Studies


  • 2004–2010: PhD project supervised by Prof. Dr. I. Tomkowiak: The speech of matriarchy. The historical use of arguments
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  • 2004–2006: Postgraduate studies in Information and Documentation at the Fachhochschule Chur
  • 1996–2003: Studies in Volkskunde/Folklore, European Popular Literature and German Studies at the University of Zurich. (Master’s thesis supervised by Ingrid Tomkowiak: Female Figures in Contemporary Arthuriana)
  • 1996: Baccalaureate, Kantonsschule Riesbach, Zürich

Work Experience

  • From 04/2012: Head of the library of Popular Culture Studies
  • 2009–2012: Senior Teaching and Research Assistant at the Department of Popular Culture Studies
  • 2004–2009: Teaching and Research Assistant at the Department of Popular Literature and Media (formerly European Popular Literature)
  • From 2000: Employee of the Library Männedorf
  • Feb. 2000: Internship at the Schweizerischen Jugendbuch Institut, today the Schweizerisches Institut für Kinder- und Jugendmedien (SIKJM)


  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Volkskunde (SGV)
  • Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung
  • FemWiss, Verein feministische Wissenschaft Schweiz
  • Verein Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv
  • Interessengruppe wissenschaftliche BibliothekarInnen der Schweiz [Interest Group of Academic Librarians in Switzerland]
  • Arbeitsgruppe Informationskompetenz [Working Group on Information Literacy]

Publications and teaching experience