University and Academic Committee Work

University and Avademic Comittee Work

  • Director of the Leading House for the Latin American Region, since 2017
  • Director of the Swiss graduate School for Latin American Studies (SSLAS)
  • Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS-HSG), Spring Semester 2018 - Spring Semester 2020
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Support Fund for Latin American Studies of the University of St.Gallen
  • President of the Arts Committee of the University of St.Gallen
  • Member of the Executive Committee, Institute for Economy and the Environment of the University of St.Gallen
  • Advisory Board of the Foundation EDUCACIÓN (Ernst Keller scholarship foundation for students of underprivileged families in Latin America)
  • Editorial board member of the scientific journal «Iberoamericana» (Berlin)
  • Curator of the journal of the Swiss Romanists «Versants»
  • Editorial board member of the series «Literatur – Kultur – Ökonomie» (Peter Lang)
  • Expert for High Schools Diploma in Spanish, 1995-2015
  • Appointment Committees: Media Sciences (University of Basel), Latin-American Studies (University of Zurich), Sociology (University of St.Gallen), Hispanistics (University of Berne), South Asia (University of St.Gallen), Strategy and International Management, Transculturality, Marketing, Sociology, Media Studies, Sociology of Digitalization, French Studies, Law & Economics Brazil, Sustainability Governance, Urban Studies  (University of St.Gallen)



  • Swiss Society of American Studies (Vice-President)
  • Sociedad Suiza de Estudios Hispánicos (Vice-President)
  • German Association of Hispanists
  • Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas
  • University Association of Intercultural Studies (IKS)
  • Swiss Association for General and Comparative Literature
  • President of the Association of Monday Forum