Mischa Gallati

Mischa Gallati, Dr.

Academic Associate

Student Advisory Services: Mobility

International Studies

Phone: +41 (0)44 634 24 32

Room number: AFL-G-205


You can sign up for a meeting on doodle.

Main research areas

  • History of everyday life, social history
  • Welfare system, guardianship
  • Research on customs and popular events
  • Social movements
  • Migration and mobility research
  • museums and processes of museification


  • 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


  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Volkskunde (SGV), Board Member
  • Schweizerisches Archiv für Volkskunde, Editorial Board Member
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Geschichte [Swiss Society for History] (SGG)
  • Société Internationale d´Ethnologie et de Folklore (SIEF) [International Society for Ethnology and Folklore]
  • Verein Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv

Publications and teaching experience