Anna Elsner

Anna Elsner

Anna Elsner

Prof. Dr.

Associate Professor of French Studies & Medical Humanities

Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 6/8

9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses

Twentieth and Twenty-First-Century French Literature and Philosophy

Medical Humanities - Literature and Medicine

Marcel Proust

Film and Visual Media

Philosophy of Medicine and Medical Ethics

  • BA Philosophy and Modern Languages (French), St Hilda's College, Oxford University (2006)
  • MPhil European Literature and Culture, Darwin College, Cambridge University (2007)
  • PhD French Literature and Philosophy, Darwin College, Cambridge University (2011)

Professional Career
  • Joanna Randall McIver Junior Research Fellow, St Hugh's College, Oxford University (2010-2012)
  • Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, King's College London (2012-2016)
  • SNSF Marie Heim-Vögtlin Research Fellow, University of Zurich (2017-2020)

Associate, The Centre for the Humanities and Health, King's College London, 2019-present

Associate, Center for Medical Humanities, University of Zurich, 2017-present 

Additional Information

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  • 2017 - present: Steering Committee Swiss Network for Ethics of Care
  • 2020 - present: Steering Committee "Medical Humanities" Group Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
  • 2020 - 2025: Member Swiss Young Academy