About

I am a Researcher and Teaching Fellow, specialized in Cultural Transfer Studies, Transnational History and International Education. After teaching and researching at the universities of Geneva, Tunis, Lausanne, Fribourg and Vienna, I am currently a Guest Researcher at the University of Lausanne (CWP).

I taught for almost ten years as a primary and then as a secondary school teacher. In the aftermath of these exciting years, I studied contemporary history and philosophy at the universities of Fribourg (Switzerland) and Bamberg. I gained then a PhD in German Studies at the University of Paris 8 and a PhD in History at the University of Fribourg. I am now developing an habilitation project entitled « Educators of modernity and the notion of class-passing. An entangled socio-history of European meritocracy (1750-1950) ».

Among many publications, my book Aux heures suisses de l’école républicaine won the Louis Cros Prize 2015, awarded by the Académie des sciences morales et politiques (Institut de France-Académie française).

Personal information 

  • Swiss, born on 31.10.1976 in Estavayer-le-Lac (Fribourg)
  • Mail: fontaine.transferts@gmail.com
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-6654-3911
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Education

  • from 2018 • Habilitation (in preparation)
  • 2016 • Habilitation as Associate Professor (qualification aux fonctions de maître de conférences) • France
  • 2013 • PhD in History • University of Fribourg • Switzerland • summa cum laude
  • 2013 • PhD in German Studies • École normale supérieure-Ulm (admin. inscription Paris 8) • France • with unanimous jury congratulations
  • 2005 • M.A. in Philosophy • University of Fribourg & Bamberg • Switzerland & Germany
  • 1997 • Primary School Teacher Diploma • École normale cantonale of Fribourg • Switzerland

Employment history

2020Guest Reseacher • Project « Educators of modernity and the notion of class-passing. An entangled socio-history of European meritocracy (1750-1850) » • University of Lausanne (IEP-CWP)

2018-2019Universitätsassistent Postdoc • Allgemeine Erziehungswissenschaft • Institut für Bildungswissenschaft • University of Vienna

2018 Visiting Scholar • Swiss National Science Foundation Project • Institut für Bildungswissenschaft • University of Vienna

2017-2018Senior Lecturer • Transnational and Entangled History of Education • University of Fribourg

2016-2018 Senior Researcher • Swiss National Science Foundation Project « Sortition in Switzerland » • Centre Walras Pareto – Institute for Political, Historical and International Studies • University of Lausanne

2014 • Visiting Scholar • Swiss National Science Foundation Project « Swiss Pedagogy in Maghreb » • Research Institute on Contemporary Maghreb • Tunis

2013-2016 • Assistant Professor • Transnational History of Education • University of Geneva

2011-2013 University Assistant • History of Education • University of Geneva

2009-2011 • Young Visiting Scholar • Swiss National Science Foundation Project • UMR 8547 « Cultural Transfer » • École nomale supérieure-Ulm Paris

2003-2009 • Secondary School Teacher (part-time) • CO de la Broye

1997-2000 Primary School Teacher (full-time) • Aumont-Nuvilly-Vesin