Dr. Katrin Sontag
Lehrbeauftragte
Lehrbeauftragte
Katrin Sontag
Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät
Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Fachbereich Kulturwissenschaft und Europäische Ethnologie

Lehrbeauftragte

Rheinsprung 9/11
4051 Basel
Schweiz

Tel. +41 61 207 56 08
katrin.sontag@unibas.ch


Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät
Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Fachbereich Kulturwissenschaft und Europäische Ethnologie

Lehrbeauftragte

Seminar für Kulturwissenschaft und Europäische Ethnologie
Rheinsprung 9/11
4051 Basel
Schweiz

Tel. +41 61 207 56 08
katrin.sontag@unibas.ch

Katrin Sontag is a cultural anthropologist and a member of the teaching team of the MA programme “Changing Societies” at the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Basel.

Since 2022, she is a professor of Intercultural Management at Furtwangen University.

From 2017-2022 she was a postdoc fellow at the nccr – on the move (National Center of Competence in Research – the Migration Mobility Nexus) in the project “Perimeters of Multilayered Democratic Citizenship in a Mobile and Multicultural World” that focused on struggles of citizenship. In a previous research project as postdoc fellow at the nccr – on the move, she studied the access to higher education of students with refugee backgrounds („Comparative Case Study on Refugees at Universities in Mulhouse (F), Freiburg (D) and Basel (CH)“).

Between 2012-2016 she was a doctoral researcher and assistant (2015/16) and conducted research on mobile entrepreneurs and founders of born global startups in the Swiss National Science Foundation project „Leben und Arbeiten an verschiedenen Orten: Biographie und Arbeitsmigration von Hochqualifizierten aus kulturanthropologischer Perspektive“ at the University of Basel.

She completed her MA in 2007 at the University of Iceland focussing on elf belief and encounters in her thesis and previously studied cultural anthropology, languages, economics and educational sciences at Freie Universität Berlin and theology and Indian philosophy at the United Theological College in Bangalore, India.

  • Migration und Mobilität/ migration and mobility
  • Mobilität und Raum/ mobility and space
  • Citizenship, urban citizenship
  • Non-citizen voting rights
  • Undocumented mobility
  • Migration Hochqualifizierter/ migration of the highly skilled
  • Hochschulzugang für Geflüchtete/ access to higher education for refugees
  • Migration and sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship and Startups
  • Organisationsforschung und Unternehmenskultur/ Organizational Anthropology
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Biographie/ biography

Seminar HS 2013: Selbstbaukasten "Selbst"? Subjektkonzepte und ihre Verkörperungen - theoretisch und empirisch betrachtet
Seminar HS 2014: Zwischen Scapes und Positionalities: Konzepte und Theorien der Migrationsforschung (mit Monika Götzö)
Proseminar 1 HS 2015: Begriffe, Quellen und Methoden der Kulturanthropologie
Seminar FS 2016: Lektüre von Grundlagentexten der Kulturanthropologie (Kulturtheorie)
Proseminar 2 FS 2016: Einführung in das empirische Arbeiten
Forschungsseminar HS 2016: Mobilitäten (MA Seminar)
Übung HS 2016: Seminar zum SIEF Workshop Migration und Mobilität (Theorien und Methoden der Migrations- und Mobilitätsforschung)
Seminar FS 2017: Startupping und Entrepreneurship aus kulturanthropologischer Perspektive
Übung FS 18: The Mobility of the Highly Skilled Towards Switzerland
Seminar HS 18: Migration, Mobilität und Citizenship
Seminar HS 19: Migration, Mobility and Change: Debating Key Issues (MA Kurs mit Service Learning, gefördert durch IMPULS)
Seminar FS 20: Methods for Analyzing Changing Societies (Im Teaching Team, MA Changing Societies)
Seminar FS 20: Theories for Understanding Changing Societies (Im Teaching Team, MA Changing Societies)
Seminar HS 20: Methods for Analyzing Changing Societies 2 (im Teaching Team, MA Changing Societies)
Seminar HS 20: Theories for Understanding Changing Societies 2 (im Teaching Team, MA Changing Societies)
Seminar FS 21: Methods for Analyzing Changing Societies (im Teaching Team, MA Changing Societies)
Seminar FS 22: Theories for Understanding Changing Societies (Im Teaching Team, MA Changing Societies)
Seminar FS 22: Methods for Analyzing Changing Societies (im Teaching Team, MA Changing Societies)
Seminar HS 22: Theories for Understanding Changing Societies 2 (im Teaching Team, MA Changing Societies)
Seminar HS 22: Methods for Analyzing Changing Societies 2 (im Teaching Team, MA Changing Societies)
FS 19 – HS 22: Durchführung von Research Labs im Rahmen des MSG Changing Societies

  • Best 3M Presentation 2018 "Refugees: How skills can lose value", nccr - on the move
  • MDPI/GRACE Award 2017
  • Short Term Visiting Fellowship nccr - on the move (Februar-April 2018) am Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UC San Diego, USA
  • Antelope Karriereprogramm der Universität Basel
  • SIEF International Society for Ethnology and Folklore
  • EASA European Association of Social Anthropologists
  • Arbeitsgruppe Migration SIEF (Secretary 2015/16)
  • Migrationgroup Universität Basel (Secretary 2018/19)
  • Kompetenzzentrum kulturelle Topographie