I am interested in the ways in which social media shapes the everyday relations of young people. While large networking companies promise stronger bonds and greater unity of society, the coming together of visibility, spreadibility, searchability, replicability, mutability, and durability of technologies and design also reconfigures how spaces and contexts are produced through the digital entanglement.
My current research investigates the impact of the omnipresence of social media on young people’s contemporary urban nightlife and social drinking, in Switzerland. In particular, I am interested to what extent networking technologies enable bonds, and when bonds can become bondage.
This project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and is part of the broader multi-disciplinary multi-method project Youth@Night (for more details).
In previous work, I have gained expertise in the areas of migration, work, gender and sexuality. As an academic I aim to reach beyond the discipline through new and old media. In all my work I am inspired by critical and feminist thinkers to make sense of our messy world.
since 2014 University of Zurich, PhD candidate at the Department of Geography
since 2013 City of Zurich's Department for Gender Equality, project partner (see)
2012-2015 Swiss Radio and Television, assisted and co-authored in documentary films on work, gender and sexuality
2012-2014 Swiss Forum for Migration and Population, research associate on second generation, asylum seekers and refugees
2011-2012 University of Zurich, research associate on migration, gender, work
201100000 M.Sc. in Geography, University of Zurich (graduated with distinction)
Presentations and Talks
07/201700 KAP-plus, Federal Office of Public Health, Zug
05/201700 Human Geography Research Seminar, University of Zurich
09/201600 Royal Geography Society annual conference, London
06/201500 Club Health Conference, Lisbon
03/201500 Talk at the Danish National Centre for Social Research, Copenhagen