PhD students

102 records
Lastname Firstname Social University E-Mail Theme of thesis Director of thesis Defence year
AKIN Banu UNIBE E-Mail Art as a space of trespass and legitimacy for female characters as creators of an alternative gender in littératures issues de la migration and Arab American literature of 21st century Professor Thomas Claviez
ALLEN Stephanie UNIFR E-Mail Early Modern Academic Drama Elisabeth Dutton
James McBain
ALLRED Gemma UNINE E-Mail Selling Shakespeare - Meaning Making through Marketing Prof Emma DePledge
ANDREY Brayan UNINE E-Mail Accent Bias and Language Anxiety in the Courtroom: Experimental Studies of Attitudes toward Nonnative-Accented Witnesses and their Effects on Sociocognitive Processes in Juror Decision-Making Prof. Martin Hilpert 2024-2025
AULD Aleida UNIGE E-Mail Reconfiguring Early Modern English Poetry in the Editorial Tradition: Shakespeare, Donne, Herbert, and Milton Professor Lukas Erne
BALINO Sofia UNIGE E-Mail American Chaos: Joan Didion as the "Voice of a Generation" in a Disordered Nation Professor Simon Swift
BECKMANN Emeline UNIFR E-Mail éducation populaire, sociolinguistique critique, théâtre Alexandre Duchêne
BENISTY Ezra UNIL E-Mail Building Imagination through the Language of Poetics: The Architecture of Early Modern English and Continental Poetry (provisional title) Kirsten Stirling 2025
BERGAM PELLICANI Marija UNIGE E-Mail Under West Indian Eyes: Representations of Europe in Derek Walcott's Poetry Dr Martin Leer
BERGER Matthias UNIBE E-Mail United under the Banner of Medievalism? Medievalism and Negotiations of Swiss and British National Identities Prof. Dr Annette Kern-Stähler (University of Bern)
Prof. Dr Stephanie Trigg (University of Melbourne)
BERLANDA Andrea UNIL E-Mail Political economy
BERNABE GRIFFIN Arnaldo UNIFR E-Mail Language, Race, and Society
BILKIC Maida UNIBE - Mediating hate, managing change: Discourses of prejudice and conflict resolution in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina Professor Crispin Thurlow
BISCHOF Roman UNIBE E-Mail Narrating Neurons: Perspectives on Mental Illness in American and British Novels in the Age of Neuroscience Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rippl
BITAR Rim UNIGE E-Mail BHR
BLAIR Hazel UNIL E-Mail Region and Nation in Late Medieval Devotion to Northern English Saints (FNS project). Prof. Denis Renevey
BLANC Aurélie UNIFR E-Mail Medieval Convent Drama Elisabeth Dutton
Olivia Robinson
BLOKBERGEN Esther UNIFR E-Mail Soviet Glaciology in Central Asia 1950-1980
BOESTAD Klara UNIGE E-Mail Riddles in the drawing-room: le traducteur littéraire au défi de l'implicite dans l’œuvre de Jane Austen Prof. Fontanet 2024
BOUCHELAGHEM Aïcha UNIGE E-Mail African American literature; Abolitionist literature; intersectional veganism Deborah Madsen
BOULAT Kira UNIFR E-Mail
BOURGEOIS Samuel UNINE E-Mail Discourse Marker Use in Written Genres Dr. Martin Hilpert
BOVET Vincent UNINE E-Mail neuropsychology; pathology of language
CANEDO Anne UNIL E-Mail English Literature - Jane Austen Dr. Enit Steiner
CHENG Xi UNIBE E-Mail A corpus-assisted study on the discursive strategies in the discourse surrounding the Sino-US trade dispute
CLARK Douglas UNINE E-Mail N/A
CONSTANTIN Jana UNINE E-Mail Sleep and Bedroom Scenes in Shakespeare’s Works: Politics, Gender and late Seventeenth-Century Adaptations Pr. Emma Depledge, UNINE
CUI Chen UNIL E-Mail Eco-Narrative and Self-Fashioning in Medieval European Travel Writing: Marco Polo, John Mandeville, Margery Kempe, and Felix Fabri Prof. Denis Renevey 2025/2026
CURTIS Kristen UNIBE E-Mail Adaptation and the Wife of Bath Prof. Dr. Mary Flannery 2024
DANYLOVYCH Olena UNIL E-Mail Mental Unity as a Condition for and Consequence of the Apophatic Union Professor Denis Renevey
Dr Christiania Whitehead
2026
DE OLIVEIRA FERNANDES Daniel UNIFR E-Mail Implicit Meaning in Argumentation: Functions, Uses and Norms (IMAFUN) - SNF project IZCOZ0_198170 Dr. Steve Oswald 2023-2024
DESSAU Lily UNIGE E-Mail Labouring Sounds: Labour, Work, and Ecology in the Poetry of John Clare Professor Simon Swift 2023
DROZ-DIT-BUSSET Olivia UNIBE E-Mail Multimodal discourse analysis of social media influencers as ‘new generation’ copy-writers. Prof. Dr. Crispin Thurlow Professor of Language and Communication, Director, Department of English 2021
DUARTE GONÇALVES VENTURA DE PAULA WIRTH Beatriz UNIL E-Mail Language Attrition in a Multilingual Community: Do speakers of typologically different languages attrite similarly? Anita Auer 2024
DURDEL Patrick UNIL E-Mail Theories and Practices of Judgment in Early Tudor Drama Prof Kevin Curran 2025
EDWARDS William UNINE E-Mail Byron, Samuel Rogers, Thomas Moore, Regency Poetics Professor Patrick Vincent
ESCHERLE Nora Anna UNIBE E-Mail Narratives of Religious Alterity: Religion and Violence in contemporary South Asian Anglophone Novels Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rippl
Prof. Dr. Thomas Claviez
FABRIN Elena UNIGE E-Mail Christopher Marlowe and the Rhetoric of Renaissance Authorship Prof. Lukas Erne
FISCHER Niklas UNIFR E-Mail Please see my statement in the comment section above.
FLANNERY Mary UNIBE E-Mail Rumour and Renown: Fama in John Lydgate’s Fall of Princes and its Successors
FONTANESI Jole UNIFR E-Mail New Poetic Ecologies for the Anthropocene: Neo-Modernist Aesthetics in 21st Century Anglophone (Eco)Poetry on Global Warming. Prof. Dr. Julia Straub 2026
FRANKE Rachael UNIFR E-Mail Is It Black and White? Portrayals of Mothers in Contemporary US American Novels Prof Thomas Austenfeld Summer 2025
FULTON Georgia UNIGE E-Mail Early Tudor Humanism in Shakespeare's Late Plays. Professor Lukas Erne
GAN Peiyuan UNIFR E-Mail coperate and financial law
GOMES CORREIA Ana UNIL E-Mail Representations of Gendered Military Identity Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
GREENE Julia IHEID E-Mail The Politics of Migration
GUEX Isaline UNIFR E-Mail Elaboration and analysis of models of interactions in bacterial communities. Christian Mazza
Jan Roelof van der Meer
2024
GUIGNOT-RAKHIMOV Manon UNIL E-Mail Representations of Air and Other Elements in the 19th Century British Literature Enit Steiner
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2025
HABIBI Hanieh UNIGE E-Mail Using social networks as CALL system 2022
HEGEDÜS Kader UNIL E-Mail Donne's narrative of space: geographical, astronomical and spatial dimensions of John Donne's poetry Dr. Kirsten Stirling
HEIM Cécile UNIL E-Mail Denaturalizing the Law: Sexual Violence, Race and the Land in Native American Crime Fiction's Negotiation of Justice and the Law Agnieszka Soltysik-Monnet
Valérie Cossy
HEIM Matthias UNINE E-Mail Shakespeare on Film: Looking through Space and Time Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
HEIMLICH Corey UNIL E-Mail The Narco-western Borderlands of Better Call Saul Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
ITEN Mark UNIL E-Mail Lower-class language use in Late Modern England Prof. Anita Auer 2024
JACKSON Honor UNINE E-Mail Malleable Spheres and Diverse Subject: Utopia and dystopia in Early Modern England Emma Depledge
JAROSKI Vanessa UNIBE E-Mail English Languages and Literatures Dr. Crispin Thurlow
JONES Patrick UNIGE E-Mail Henry James and the Question of "Living" Simon Swift 2023
KAEMPFER Lucie UNIL E-Mail Finding Joy in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde 2018
LAUGHERY Vincent UNIL E-Mail Metaphor and Agency in Shakespeare's Tragedies Kevin Curran
LOESCH Juliette UNIL E-Mail Dancing between Languages and Art Forms: The Transcreative Dynamics of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé from the Page to the Stage Prof. Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère
LOETSCHER Audrey UNIL E-Mail A Moral History of Unsustainability U.S. political authorities and climate change: policies, ideology, interests (1957-1998) Prof. Janick Marina Schaufelbuehl 2022
MAGADA Céline UNIL E-Mail Printed Drama and the Culture of Judgment in Early Modern England Kevin Curran 2025
MAGNIN Jeremie UNINE E-Mail Swiss Guestbook Project: Spatial Practices and the Performance of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Swiss Hotel Guestbooks Prof. Patrick Vincent
Prof. Kevin James, University of Guelph, Canada
MARENZI Elisa UNIBE E-Mail [Working title]: "Variation in Australian English - Exploring the emergence of ethnolects in the Italian community in Melbourne" David Britain
MARTIN Caroline UNIGE E-Mail Intersectional narratology in New Woman fiction Prof. Deborah Madsen 2023
MATHIER Marion UNIBE E-Mail Working title: In their own words: Young Swiss people’s communication ideologies and media ecologies – implications for educators Professor Crispin Thurlow, Department of English at the University of Bern.
MCKENZIE Oran UNIGE E-Mail The Poetics of Light. Perception, Forms of Attention and the Act of Thinking in Contemporary Poetry Dr. Martin Leer
MISSON James UNIGE E-Mail Early Modern Book History; Typography
MOLING Martin UNIFR E-Mail "How Does It Feel?": Rock Music in American Fiction Writing, 1961-2011 Prof. Thomas Austenfeld
NEUENSCHWANDER Christoph UNIBE E-Mail Contact, Mobility and Authenticity: Language Ideologies in Creolisation David Britain
NIEMANN Andrew UNIL E-Mail The Ethics of William James's Pragmatism in David Foster Wallace Boris Vejdovsky 2023
PARREIRAS REIS Ana Rita UNIL E-Mail The Temptation of Despair and Therapeutic Discourse in Late Medieval Texts of Religious Guidance Prof. Denis Renevey
PAULOS Julio UNIL E-Mail Urban Studies, Planning Theory 2020
PERNET Sonia UNIL E-Mail Divine Aqueducts: Fluid Imagery in the Sermons of John Donne Kirsten Stirling
PETERS Eliis Maria UNIGE E-Mail Aesthetic Education in Contemporary Refugee Narratives Prof. Simon Swift
PETRIGLIERI Federica UNIL E-Mail Servants of the Untouchable: the Gothic Genre in Colonial and Postcolonial Anglo-Indian Ghost Stories, 1888-2018 Enit Steiner 2027
PLAYER Amy UNIL E-Mail Nan Shepherd, Kathleen Jamie and the Tradition of Scottish New Nature Writing Prof. Rachel Falconer
PREUSS Stefanie UNIBE E-Mail A Scottish National Canon? Processes of Literary Canon Formation in Scotland Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rippl (Bern)
Prof. Dr. Frank Kelleter (Göttingen)
RAINS Jennifer m. UNINE E-Mail English Clippings Martin Hilpert
RAKHIMOV Azamat UNIGE E-Mail Shakespeare in Russia: Censorship and Editorial Practices Prof. Lukas Erne
REILLY Andy UNIL E-Mail William Shakespeare's Hamlet in Publication and Performance, 1709-1735 Kevin Curran 7 Oct 2022
REYNOLDS Sean UNIL E-Mail The Compulsion to Translate: Dead Languages and the Poet-Translator in Postwar America Agnieszka Soltysik
Kalliopi Nikolopoulou, University at Buffalo, New York
ROGLIARDO Elodie UNIL E-Mail Black Women’s Afropean Identity: Construction, Exploration and Promulgation at the Crossroad of Relations in Leonora Miano’s, Laura Nsafou’s and Kiyemis’ Afropean Narratives. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
Valérie Cossy
SARFIN Jonathan UNIBE E-Mail Word/Image Relations and the Ecological Imperative in Contemporary North American Literature: Towards a Theory of Eco-Ekphrasis Prof. Dr. Gabriele RIppl 2025
SCHNEBELEN Florence UNIGE E-Mail Paradigmes de l'expérience dans la littérature anglaise, allemande et française du romantisme émergent (1795-1819) Registered in France : Prof. Bernard Franco (Comparative Literature, Paris Sorbonne Université)
SCHWEIZER Tibère UNIFR E-Mail Sciences du langage
SEMPERE Anindita UNINE E-Mail Poetics and Place: Mediating Deep Engagement with New Places in Twentieth Century American Literature Professor Patrick Vincent
SIEGERT Yvette UNIGE E-Mail 'Representations of Cartagena de Indias: An Intellectual History, 1815-2016' Dr María del Pilar Blanco, University of Oxford
SKUTHORPE Elizabeth UNIGE E-Mail The functions of the dead in Old Norse-Icelandic literature
SMITH Emily UNIGE E-Mail Digital Investigation into Ambiguous Signifiers in Shakespeare's Corpus Lukas Erne 2025?
STONCIKAITE IEVA UNIFR E-Mail No Fear of Flying after Sixty: Sexuality, Gender and Creativity in the Works of Erica Jong Dr Thomas Austenfeld
STÜCKLIN Lancelot UNIGE E-Mail Marcel Proust Guillemette Bolens 2026
SUTTER Malaika UNIBE E-Mail Crafting the Needle: Text/ile-Image Constellations in Contemporary North American Fiction and Art Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rippl
Prof. Dr. Janet Catherine Berlo
2024/2025
TONDELLO Alberto UNIL E-Mail "Object Lessons: Joyce and Things".
TYAGI Shruti Saxena UNIL E-Mail Dr. Boris Vejdovsky
VAUDANO Sanja UNIBE E-Mail The title of my thesis is: Inside the Black Box: Poetics of Dream Narration in Salman Rushdie's Fiction Prof. Dr. Virginia Richter
Dr. Ursula Kluwick
VON RÜTTE Sabine UNIBE E-Mail Contemporary Motherhood Memoirs (Working title) Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rippl
Prof. Dr. Mita Banerjee
2024
WACHBERGER Fiona UNILU E-Mail Die Frau als Täterin in der Kriminalliteratur der Gegenwart. Martin Hartmann
Dorothee Kimmich
2024
WEEKS Nicholas UNIGE E-Mail Artistic Syntheses: A Kinesic Approach to Beckett's Plays in the Context of Modernism Prof. Guillemette Bolens
Dr. Martin Leer
WRIGHT Edward UNIBE E-Mail PHD begins Autumn 2017. No title as yet. Professor Gabriel Rippl
TBA
ZUFFEREY Nora UNIGE E-Mail Contemporary literature: Jazz poetry and dub poetry. 'Riding Sonic Waves of Change: Space Poetics in Dub and Jazz Poetry'
ZURBRÜGG Aurélie UNIFR E-Mail The Message on the Wall: The Wall as a Medium from Public Art to Contemporary American Fiction Prof. Thomas Austenfeld Jan. 2023