Melanie Küng

Dr. des. Melanie Küng
Assistance to the Scientific Management
Institute for European Global Studies,
University of Basel
Riehenstrasse 154
CH-4058 Basel
Office 00.001

Tel: +41 (0)61 207 48 68

  • Cultural perspectives on British attitudes to Europe and Brexit
  • Englishness and Britishness
  • Theories and methods of border studies
  • Postcolonial Europe
  • Migration narratives

From January 2022: Assistant and deputy to the scientific management at the Institute for European Global Studies, University of Basel

January 2022: PhD in Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Basel. Title of PhD thesis: “Bordering Europe: The English Channel in British Literature and Culture from the Second World War to Brexit”.

September 2017 – December 2021: Associated researcher at the English Department of the University of Basel

August 2019 – August 2020: Director ad interim of the Language Center of the University of Basel

March 2014 – August 2017: Member of the SNSF research project “British Literary and Cultural Discourses of Europe” (Prof. Ina Habermann)

2010 – 2013: Various Positions in administration, communications and public relations (e.g. at WWF Schweiz)

October 2002 – December 2009: MA in English, Sociology and Egyptology at the University of Basel and the National University of Ireland, Galway