studied Philosophy, Modern History and Modern German Literature and Language at Basel University and the University of Ghana, Legon. She is a member of the SNF research project »Ambizione« on »Postcolonial Switzerland« at the ETH Zurich.
is Full Professor in Modern History, University of Zurich. He was member of the Independent Commission of Experts Switzerland-Second World War and is founding member of the Centre for the History of Knowledge (Technical University of Zurich and University of Zurich). He is also Co-Editor of »Gesnerus. Swiss Journal of the History of Medicine and Sciences«. In 2011 he received the FRIAS fellowship.