Isabelle Albisser

Isabelle Albisser

Isabelle Albisser

PhD Candidate / Assistant
Büro 54-103
Girtannerstrasse 6
9010 St. Gallen
Main Focuses
  • Intersectional Gender Studies
  • Decolonial and Postcolonial Theory
  • Affect Studies
  • Critical Migration Studies
  • Chicanx/Latinx Studies & Decolonial Feminism
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Feminist & Queer Theory
  • Critical Whiteness
  • Citizenship & Political Theory

PhD student in the program 'Organization & Culture' (DOK) at the University of St.Gallen (since 2022).

Master's degree in Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Basel (2020).

Bachelor's degree in Social Work with a focus in Community Development at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts - Social Work (2014).

Professional Career

Assistant / PhD Candidate at the Institute for Organizational Psychology, University of St.Gallen (since 2023)

Assistant at the Department Gender & Diversity, University of St.Gallen (since 2022)

Expert Inclusion and Disability, Disability Office, University of Zurich (2022-2023)

Integration Officer, Municipality of Horw (2017-2021)

Children's and Young People's Officer & Team Leader Youth Development, Municipality of Horw (2013-2021)



Doctoral research "Politics of Affects in 'Immigrant Integration'" (since 2022)


Presentation at the Conference of the Swiss Association of Gender Studies (September 2023): "Beyond 'Othering': Embodied (Self-)criticism of a Hegemonic Emotional Regime"

Presentation on an article in the 'RosaRot - Zeitschrift für Feminismus und Geschlechterfragen" (September 2022): "Trauer, Verletzbarkeit, Verantwortung"

Additional Information

Coordinator of the Research Network Affects, Feelings & Emotions of the Swiss Association of Gender Studies (since 2023)