Portrait Rebecca Niederhauser

Rebecca Niederhauser, Dr. des.

Adjunct Instructor

rebecca.niederhauser@uzh.ch

Research Interests

  • Cultural Studies on Age and Aging
  • Dwelling Culture
  • Gender Studies, body, fashion, sport
  • Vegetarianism and meat
  • Qualitative Methods

Education

  • From 2011: PhD project: Cultural negotiations of age(s) using the example of community housing. Sketch of a cultural gerontology
  • From 2011:  Further training in University didactics (Teaching Skills Certificate from the Centre for Higher Education, UZH)
  • 2003–2010: Volkskunde (Cultural Anthropology/European Ethnology), Economic and Social History and Modern German Literature Studies at the University of Zurich; Master’s thesis: Together you are not alone. The residential community or the elderly in transition
  • 2002–2003: Studies in Media and Communication Science at the University of Zurich
  • 2002: Pädagogisch-Sozialkundliches Gymnasium, Kantonsschule Wettingen, Baccalaureate

Work Experience (Selection)

  • From 2008: Teaching and Research Assistant and E-Learning Co-ordinator at the Department of Popular Culture Studies/Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the University of Zurich
  • 2008: Teaching Agency, German, Work and Further Education Centre Brugg, Office of Economics, Brugg
  • 2002–2008: Freelancer at the Aargauer Zeitung, Ressort Brugg
  • 2006–2008: Tutor (layout and editing of internal publications and audit corrections) at the Department of Popular Culture Studies at the University of Zurich
  • 2006–2007: Transcription work, AV-Produktionen Heinz Nigg, Zürich

Memberships

  • From 2016: Coordinator of the platform “Gutes Alter”
  • From 2014: Board Member of the Zürich Section of the Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde, from 2017 Vice-President
  • From 2012: Member of the Research Committee “Kulturwissenschaftliche Technikforschung [Culture and Technology Research]”
  • 2014–2015: Member of the Denknetz [Think Network] working group “Langzeitpflege [Long-term care]”.
  • 2012–2015: Non-professorial academic staff representative on the Committee for Gender Equality
  • 2011–2012: Non-professioral academic staff representative at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • From 2009: Member of the Editorial Board of the Bulletin for the Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde
  • 2009–2012: Board member of the Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Kulturwissenschaften [Swiss Society for Cultural Studies] (SGKW)
  • Member of the Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde (SGV)
  • Member of the Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Gerontologie [Swiss Gerontology Society] (SGG)

Publications and teaching experience