About

I am a historian, specialized in Education, Cultural Transfer Studies and Transnational History. After teaching and researching at the universities of Geneva, Tunis (IRMC), Lausanne, Fribourg, Paris 8 and Vienna, I am currently Associate Researcher of the UMR 8547 « Cultural Transfer » at the École normale supérieure-Ulm Paris.

After a period of three years as a school teacher, 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. 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

2019 | Associate Researcher | UMR 8547 | ENS-Ulm Paris (France)

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 | Centre Walras Pareto – Institute for Political, Historical and International Studies | University of Lausanne

2014 Visiting scholar | Swiss National Science Foundation Project | 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)