Lara Gruhn

Lara Gruhn, M.A.

Teaching and Research Assistant

Phone: +41 (0)44 634 58 63

Room number: AFL-G-219

gruhn@isek.uzh.ch

Research Interests

  • Ethical Consumption
  • Excess: Constructions of Mass and Intemperance
  • National Identity and Nation-building
  • Asylum Discourse and Migration History of Switzerland

Education

  • From April 2016: PhD candidate at the University of Zurich, supervised by Prof. Dr. Thomas Hengartner; PhD project: Shoppen für eine bessere Welt – Empirische Annäherung an Wissenskonstruktionen, Alltagspraxen und Vermittlungen des Ethik-Konsums [Shopping for a better world – Empirical approach to knowledge constructions, everyday language and mediation of ethics consumption]
  • 2013–2015: MA in Popular Culture Studies and Modern History at the University of Zurich; Master’s thesis supervised by Prof. Dr. Thomas Hengartner: Von Baracken, Lagern, Bunkern und Zentren. Eine Annäherung an den Schweizer Asyldiskurs über den Raum [From barracks, camps, bunkers and centres. An approach to Swiss asylum spread around the space]; Master of Arts in Social Sciences
  • 2010–2013: BA in Popular Culture Studies, Modern History and Political Science at the University of Zurich; Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences
  • 2006: Baccalaureate, Kantonsschule Stadelhofen, Zürich

Work Experience

  • From April 2016: Teaching and Research Assistant at ISEK – Popular Culture Studies
  • 2015: Student Assistant at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Thomas Hengartner, ISEK – Popular Culture Studies
  • 2013 - 2015: Student Assistant at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Bernhard Tschofen, ISEK – Popular Culture Studies
  • 2010 - 2013: Diverse activities while studying (gastronomy, event management, German course)
  • 2007 - 2010: Flight Attendant for Swiss International Air Lines

Other Experience and Memberships

  • From 2016: Member of the editorial board of Korrespondenzblatt der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde
  • 2015: Co-organisation of the 40th dgv Congress: Kulturen der Sinne. Zugänge zur Sensualität der sozialen Welt [Cultures of the Senses. Approaches to the sensuality of the social world]
  • 2012 - 2015: Member of the Board of Directors and Student Representative of the Professional Association of Popular Culture Studies
  • Member of the Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde

Publications and teaching experience