Portrait Tamara Werner

Tamara Werner, M.A.

Teaching and Research Assistent

Phone: +41 (0)44 634 24 37

Room number: AFL-G-212


Research Interests

  • Monstrous figures in literature, film and TV series
  • Intertextuality, intermediality, media convergence and multimedia
  • LAIKA, Tim Burton, Wes Craven, Stephen King
  • Game Studies


  • From February 2013: PhD studies at the University of Zurich, supervised by Prof. Dr. Ingrid Tomkowiak
  • 2010–2013: MA in Popular Culture Studies, Special Education and Gender Studies; Master of Arts in Social Sciences
  • 2007–2010: BA in Popular Culture Studies, Educational Science and Computer linguistics;  Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies
  • 2004: Baccalaureate

Work Experience

  • 2012–2015: IT Coordination at ISEK – Popular Culture Studies
  • From 2011: Teaching and Research Assistant, Children’s and Youth Media, at ISEK – Popular Culture Studies
  • 2010–2014: Administrative Assistant at ISEK – Popular Culture Studies

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 academic teaching experience