Francesca Ursich

Francesca Ursich, M.A.

Teaching and Research Assistant Islamic Studies

Phone: +41 44 634 07 26

Room number: RAA-H-17


Since 2022    PhD student at the University of Zurich, Islamic Studies
2019-2021 MA in Middle Eastern Studies at the Free University of Brussels (Université libre de Bruxelles)
2015-2019 BA in Islamic Studies and Sociology at the University of Basel and Erasmus studies at the University Paris 8 Vincennes - Saint-Denis

Professional experience

Since 2022    Assistant at the Chair of Islamic Studies and Gender Studies, Institute of Asian and Oriental studies, University of Zurich
2021-2022 Academic internship at the Global Business Operations Support of the Clinical Supply Chain at Roche in Kaiseraugst
2019-2019 Volunteer worker at the Counseling service for asylum seekers Basel (BAS)
2017-2018 Arabic tutor at the University of Basel, Near and Middle Eastern Studies

Research interests

  • Arabic travelogues
  • Sense of self & awareness of others
  • Representation of women in Arabic literature and media