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Sacha Zala, Dr.


Sacha Zala, Dr.


  • Visiting Research Fellow (01.10.2009-31.12.2009)

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About Sacha Zala


Curriculum vitae

since 10/2009: Visiting Fellow Cluster of Excellence «Asia and Europe in a Global Context» at Heidelberg University, Project A3 Networking the international system

since 2008: Director and senior researcher of the research group Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland and the online database dodis.ch

2006–2009: «Oberassistent» (senior researcher and lecturer) for contemporary history at the University of Berne, since then associated researcher

2004-2006: Scholarship from the Hans-Sigrist-Foundation of the University of Berne and member of the Istituto Svizzero di Roma

2002-2004: «Oberassistent» (senior researcher and lecturer) for modern and contemporary history at the University of Berne

since 2000: Collaboration to the publication of Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland

1999–2002: Academic assistant with own teaching post to Prof. Dr. Marina Cattaruzza, University of Berne

1999: Doctorate, Thesis on «Geschichte unter der Schere politischer Zensur»

Since 1998: various teaching assignments at the universities of Berne, Zurich, Basel and Lucerne

1998–1999: Academic assistant to Prof. Dr. Judit Garamvölgy, University of Berne

1997–2000: Scientific researcher with the project «Internationalization strategies as an instrument of Swiss foreign policy» in the national research programme «Grundlagen und Möglichkeiten der schweizerischen Aussenpolitik» (Principles and potential of Swiss foreign policy) (NFP 42) under the direction of Prof. Dr. Madeleine Herren (Heidelberg University)

1990–1997: Studies of history, political science and constitutional law at the University of Berne and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

For an extensive CV (in German) please see... (PDF, 96 kb)

Research interests

Issues relating to historiography, history of history and policy on history; international policy and foreign policy; issues relating to European nationalities, minorities and border regions; fascism.  

Selected publications

For a comprehensive list of publications (in German) please see... (PDF, 137kb)