Brief CV

EDUCATION

1980-1987 University of Fribourg

1985-1986 Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1988-1993 Lincoln College, University of Oxford, England

ACADEMIC DEGREES

1987 Licence ès lettres, University of Fribourg

1993 Ph.D, University of Oxford

Thesis: ‘The Moving of the Soul: The Functions of Metaphors of Love in the Writings of Richard Rolle and Antecedents Texts of the Medieval Mystical Tradition’

2004 Habilitation: venia legendi in “Medieval English Language and Literature”, University of Fribourg

SCHOLARSHIPS

1985-1986 Scholarship from Providence College, Rhode Island, USA

1988-1991 Berrow Scholarship, Lincoln College, Oxford

1991-1992 Junior Research Fellowship, Swiss National Foundation for Scientific Research

1992-1995 Advanced Research Fellowship, Swiss National Foundation for Scientific Research

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1987-1988 English Teacher, Teacher Training School, Fribourg

1991-1994 Tutor in Old English, Greyfriars, University of Oxford

1995-1996 Premier assistant, University of Lausanne

1996-2003 Maître-assistant, University of Fribourg

2001-2002 Maître de conférence, University of Neuchâtel

2002-2005 Chargé de cours et de recherche, University of Geneva

2003-2005 Maître d’enseignement et de recherche, University of Fribourg

2005- Professeur de langue et litérature médiévales anglaises, University of Lausanne

VISITING FELLOWSHIPS

2014 Visiting Fellow, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, Hilary term

2014 Visiting Member of the Senior Common Room, Lincoln College, University of Oxford, Hilary and Trinity terms

GRANTS

2013-2016 Recipient of SNSF grant for a three-year project, ‘Late Medieval Religiosity in England: The Evidence of Late Fourteenth and Fifteenth Century Devotional Compilations’.

2016-2020 Recipient of SNSF grant for a three-year project (with one-year extension), ‘Region and Nation in Late Medieval Devotion to Northern English Saints’.

2022-2026 Recipient of SNSF grant for a four-year project, ‘Re-Configuring the Apophatic Tradition in Late Medieval England’.