Aurelia Ehrensperger

Aurelia Ehrensperger, M.A.

Teaching and Research Assistant

Phone: +41 (0)44 634 58 63

Room number: AFL-G-219

ehrensperger@isek.uzh.ch

Research interests

  • Cultural studies of mind and body practices
  • Cultural studies of health
  • Mindfulness studies
  • Phenomenological ethnography

Education

  • From 2014: PhD project AtemWege. On Breathing. Phenomenological and Ethnographic approaches on Airpollution, Shortness of Breath and Mindfulness.
  • 2011–2013: MA in Popular Culture Studies and Cultural Analysis; Master’s thesis supervised by Prof. Dr. Thomas Hengartner The Speechlessness of Perfumes – An Ethnographic Approach; Master of Arts in Social Sciences, University of Zurich
  • 2004–2007: BA in Social and Communication Sciences; Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, University of Lucerne
  • 2001–2004: Gymnasium Leonhard, Basel; Baccalaureate

Work Experience

  • From August 2016: Teaching and Research Assistant at ISEK – Popular Culture Studies
  • 2014–2016: Grant “Forschungskredit” University of Zurich (PhD project: AtemWege)
  • 2010–2013: Researcher at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI), Trend Research for Business and Society
  • 2005–2009: Freelance employee at Link Qualitative, Qualitative Market Research

Further Experience / Memberships

  • From 2017: Member of the editorial board of the Korrespondenzblatt der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde
  • Member of the Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde (SGV)
  • Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Volkskunde (dgv)
  • Member of the Societé d'Ethnologie et de Folklore (SIEF) (International Society for Ethnology and Folklore)

Publications and teaching experience