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

Mischa Gallati

Mischa Gallati, PhD

  • Program coordinator popular culture studies
  • Deputy Executive Director ISEK
+41 44 634 24 32
Room number
AFL-G-205 & AND 5.16

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Main research areas

  • Every Day Life
  • Power & Resistance
  • Social Configurations & Dissonances
  • Events
  • Historical Perspectives & Dimensions of Culture


  • 06/2023: CAS «Leadership und Governance an Hochschulen», University of Zürich
  • 11/2013: PhD at the University of Zurich Incapacitated. The System of Tutelage in the City of Bern, 1920–1950
  • 12/2002: Master’s degree at the University of Zurich: Die Schweizerische Liga gegen den Lärm als Organisation einer prototypischen Umweltbewegung und ihre Einflussnahme auf staatliches Handeln, 1956–1966.
  • 1993–2002: Studies in History and Cultural Anthropology / European Ethnology at the University of Zurich

Work Experience

  • From 08/2015: Academic associate at ISEK – Popular Culture  Studies
  • 4/2007 – 07/2015: Senior Teaching and Research Assistant at ISEK – Popular Culture Studies (chair Gyr/Hengartner)
  • 02/2007 – 11/2009: Schlossmuseum Thun: Research associate
  • 07/2003 – 03/2006: NFP 51 Social Integration and Social Exclusion: Project: Urban Welfare in the Sway of Eugenics, Gender, and Medical Psychiatric Discourses of Standardisation in Berne and St. Gallen (From the End of World War One to the 1950s): Research associate
  • 01/2003 – 02/2006: University of Applied Sciences and Arts North-western Switzerland, School of Education, Aargau: Research associate
    Member of the team of authors for the teaching book series Menschen in Zeit und Raum, vol. 7 and 8
    The four-volume series won the Worlddidac Award in 2008
  • 11/2001 – 11/2006: Museum Schloss Kyburg: Research associate
  • From 03/1995: Project UntergRundgang, Socio-historical city tours in Lucerne, Founding member
    The project won the Appreciation Award of the City of Lucerne in 2008


  • Empirische Kulturwissenschaft Schweiz (EKWS), Board Member & Vice-President
  • Schweizerisches Archiv für Volkskunde, Editorial Board Member
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Geschichte (SGG)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Empirische Kulturwissenschaft (DGEKW)
  • Société Internationale d´Ethnologie et de Folklore (SIEF)

Publications and teaching experience