Valerie Keller

Valerie Keller

Project staff (Project: Self-care in the Face of Dementia. In the Horizon of Spiritual Care and Cultural Science)

Phone: +41 (0)44 634 92 99

Room number: AFL-G-201


Research Interests

  • Cultures of Age an Aging (Self-care in Dementia)
  • Governmentality, normality, self-/external determination



  • From 2018: PhD candidate at the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies (ISEK)
  • 2012-2016: MA in Popular Culture and Film Studies at the University of Zurich (Master's thesis supervised by Prof. Dr. Harm-Peer Zimmermann: "Mighty Tilt. Surgical body practices as techniques of self and external determination.")
  • 2014: Atelier for Young Festival Manager
  • 2011: Chinese Degree Level C8, Beijing Language and Culture University
  • 2008-2011: BA in Popular Culture, Film Studies and Chinese at the University of Zurich
  • 2003-2007: Gymnasium Hofwil

Work Experience

  • From 2018: Project staff at the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies (ISEK)
  • From 2015: Co-Director artist run space Milieu, Bern
  • From 2014: Co-Director Frank und Frei, Basel (association for cultural production)
  • From 2006: Member of the freelance theater collective Sans Cible
  • 2012-2015: Management Bizaar Action Market, Buskers Bern Street Music Festival
  • 2012-2014: Production at CULTURESCAPES (responsible for Theatre/Dance/Artist in Residence)
  • 2012: Internship in communication at CULTURESCAPES
  • 2011-2014: Assistant theatre pedagogy, Junge Bühne Bern

Publications and academic teaching experience