Linda Bosshart

Linda Bosshart, M.A. Religion and German Linguistics

PhD Candidate

SP 3 Ethnography of Human Reproduction and Single Case Studies in Threshold Area

Phone: +41 44 634 58 73

linda.bosshart@uzh.ch

Linda Bosshart is a PhD Candidate in the URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded | H2R, subproject 3 Ethnography of Human Reproduction and Single Case Studies in Threshold Areas.

In her research, she focuses on the perspectives of patients and on existential questions about identity and biography. By using methods of qualitative social research, such as conducting narrative interviews, she aims to understand how patients ascribe meaning to reproductive medicine, and what role their cultural and/or religious value concepts play in this process. The study also seeks to understand these meaning-making-processes in relation to changing notions of “gender”, “family”, “kinship”, and “nature”.

Education

  • PhD student, URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded | H2R, subproject 3
  • Master of Arts in the Study of Religion and German Linguistics, UZH (2019–2021)
  • Bachelor of Arts in the Study of Religion and German Linguistics, UZH (2015–2019)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education, PHZH (2012–2015)

Work experience

  • Assistant Researcher – Chair of Prof. Dr. Dorothea Lüddeckens, Institute for the Study of Religion, UZH (since September 2021)
  • Rater – Institute for Educational Evaluation, UZH (2021)
  • Intern – Federal Chancellery, Bern (2020–2021)
  • Semester Assistant – Chair of Prof. Dr. Stefan Höfler, German Seminar, UZH (2019–2021)
  • Tutor – Chair of Prof. Dr. Dorothea Lüddeckens, Institute for the Study of Religion, UZH (2019–2020)
  • Teacher at various primary schools (2015–2020)