About

Personal summary

Multilingual researcher with more than 20 years of experience in teaching and administration of academic research activities. Excellent skills in implementation of strategies defined in consultation with the decision-making centers, as well as in the management of projects and collaborators. Recognized for his ability to listen and his sense of persuasion, and for his ability to generate synergies supported by a vision of excellence. Active in various editorial boards, circles and committees for the development of historical research in Switzerland and abroad. Graduate teacher, active researcher at the universities of Fribourg, ENS Paris, Geneva, Tunis, Vienna and Lausanne, expert in educational and historical policy issues.

Education

  • 2020 • Project Management Professional (PMP) • Project Management Institute
  • 2020 • Certification of Managerial Skills • UNIBE
  • 2020 • Certification of Conflict Management • CRPM
  • 2013 • PhD in History • University of Fribourg • Switzerland
  • 2013 • PhD in German Studies • Paris 8 & École normale supérieure-Ulm
  • 2005 • M.A. in History and Philosophy • University of Fribourg & Bamberg
  • 1997 • Primary School Teacher Diploma • École normale cantonale of Fribourg

Employment history

2020Senior Project Administrator • Project « Educators of modernity and the notion of class-passing. An entangled socio-history of European meritocracy (1750-1850) »

2018-2019Assistant Professor • Allgemeine Erziehungswissenschaft • Institut für Bildungswissenschaft • University of Vienna

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

2016-2018 Senior Project Manager/Researcher • Swiss National Science Foundation Project « Sortition in Switzerland » • Institute for Political, Historical and International Studies (CWP) • University of Lausanne

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

2011-2016 • Assistant Professor/Project ManagerTransnational History of Education • University of Geneva

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

2003-2009 • Secondary School Teacher (part-time)

1997-2000 Primary School Teacher (full-time)

Personal information 

  • Swiss, born on 31.10.1976 in Estavayer-le-Lac (Fribourg)
  • alexandre.fontaine@bluewin.ch
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-6654-3911
  • Academia
  • SNF p3