Prof Kristina Schulz

Prof Kristina Schulz

Lecturer in Migration History
Department of Recent and Contemporary History
Department of Swiss History
Universität Bern

Kristina Schulz concentrates her research on nineteenth and twentieth century western European history. She works on the history of exile and migration, of social movements—particularly women’s movements—and post 1945 gender relations. Her research also addresses the place of intellectuals in society, the relationship between literature and politics, and the dynamics of historical and contemporary social inequality. Her book Der lange Atem der Provokation: Die Frauenbewegung in der Bundesrepublik und in Frankriech [The Long Breath of Provocation: The Women’s Movement in the Federal Republic of Germany and in France] (Frankfurt a. M.: Campus Verlag, 2002) reconstructs, using comparative French and German perspectives for the first time, the development and mobilization of the women’s movement after 1968. She is editor, with Franz Schultheis, of the collection Gesellschaft mit begrenzter Haftung: Zumutungen und Leiden im deutschen Alltag [Society with Limited Liability: Everyday suffering and expectations in every-day German life] (Konstanz: UVK, 2005), which explores through contemporary testimony the social and economic hardships of German everyday life. Gesellschaft mit begrenzter Haftung was translated to the French in 2015; a Greek translation is forthcoming. Her post-doctoral thesis Die Schweiz und die literarischen Flüchtlinge 1933–1945 [Switzerland and Literary Refugees 1933 – 1945] (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2012) recharacterized the relationship between Switzerland and Germany under National Socialism. Dr Schulz is author, with Leena Schmitter and Sarah Kiani, of the documentary overview Frauenbewegung: Die Schweiz seit 1968 [The Women’s Movement: Switzerland since 1968] (Baden: Heir + Jezt, 2014), work completed during her tenure as a Professor at the Swiss National Science Foundation.

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