Alexander Meienberger

Alexander Meienberger

Alexander Meienberger


Administrative ERC project coordinator

Büro 52-7140
Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 6/8
9000 St Gallen
Main Focuses

Nineteenth-, twentieth-centuries and contemporary Russian literature

Eastern European cultures

Medical Humanities

Fields of research

Eastern European studies

Literary and cultural studies

Further fields of research

Media studies

  • since 2018 Ph.D. in Organization Studies and Cultural Theory at the university of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • 2017 Master of Arts (M.A.) (Eastern Europe: History and Media)
  • 2016 four-month research stay at the University of Caen Basse-Normandie, France
  • 2014 - 2017 Master studies of Eastern European history and media at the University of Constance
  • 2014 Specialist Diploma (International Affairs )
  • 2013 four-month exchange semester at the University of Konstanz, Germany
  • 2009 - 2014 Diploma Degree in International Affairs at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU) Moscow, Russia 

Professional Career
  • since 2023 Executive director of the Center for Governance and Culture in Europa (GCE-HSG)
  • since 2022 Assistant to the Vice-Rector for External Relations
  • since 2021 Program manager Public Lectures Program HSG Events Office
  • since 2019 Program manager Early Career Programme 
  • 2019 - 2022 Assistant at the Center for Governance and Culture in Europe (GCE-HSG)
  • 2011 - 2014 Internship in Marketing and Communications Department at Bosch Security Systems, Moscow
  • 2010 - 2010 Internship in the Press Department in the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce, Moscow
Teaching Activities
  • Food in the Russian literature  (University of Konstanz SoSe2023)
  • "Russkij mir": Ideology and Literature (University of Konstanz WiSe 2020/21)
  • Discourses on peace and war in Russian culture (in cooperation with Dr. Renata von Maydell, University of Konstanz SoSe 2019)
  • 2018-2023 Dissertation project "The Foundation "Russkiy mir" as an ideological network".
  • since 2023 The portrayal of medicine in modern Russian literature.
  • 2020 - 2021 Speaker of the young DGO
  • Swiss Academic Society for Eastern European Studies (SAGO)
  • German Association for East European Studies (DGO)
  • 29.3.2023 The concept “Russian World” and its (geo)political implication.
  • 30.3.2023 Mayonnaise. The quintessence of Russian cuisine.