About

I am a lecturer and researcher, specialized in Cultural Transfer Studies, Transnational History and Education. After teaching and researching at the universities of Geneva, Tunis (IRMC), Lausanne, Fribourg and Vienna, I am currently 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 École Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm in Paris and a PhD in History at the University of Fribourg. I am now working on my habilitation thesis and developing a 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

2020 | Guest 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)

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

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

2017-2018 | Senior 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