I am currently working as a post-doc researcher at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in München thanks to a 2-year grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. My current research project is entitled “De Republica. Practices and Representations of the Good Government in Cities of the Holy Roman Empire and the Swiss Confederacy”. This project will eventually become a book on Good Governement practices in urban republics of the 16th century based on the cases of Nürnberg, Ulm and Berne. I am also an associate researcher at the Centre européen des études républicaines (CEDRE) in Paris and an associate member of the Laboratoire de recherches historiques Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA).

I also worked at the University of Neuchâtel as a member of Prof. Olivier Christin’s team (Early Modern History) from March 2010 to December 2018. During my years at the Institute for History, I wrote my PhD on religious disputations in which I showed how these forums were meant to provide performative ways to raise the heterodox ideas of the reformators to the status of religious truth (published 2018). I was also part of the team preparing the edition and translation of Wilhelm Gumppenbergs “Atlas Marianus” (published 2014-2015) and participated in the SNSF project “Reformation and Ballots” which goal was to explain why and how a lot of communities voted on the faith in the Old Swiss Confederacy.

I studied History, Philology and Medieval German Literature at the University of Geneva and at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris.


  • PhD – Modern History, University of Neuchâtel, 2016.

  • Master of Arts – History, Philology and Religious Studies, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, 2007.

  • Master of Arts – History and German Literature, University of Geneva, 2006.

Other Publications

  • Dire le vrai. Une histoire de la dispute religieuse au début du XVIe siècle, Neuchâtel, Alphil, 2016. Fiche éditeur

  • Interview on Disputations in the Swiss Confederacy (French), Me Racontez pas d’Histoires, June 2019. Link to podcast

Blog Posts

  • Hello (Diary of a Curious Crocodile, 2019-07-04)


  • Res Publica. Pratiques et représentations du Bon Gouvernement dans les villes du Saint-Empire et de l’Ancienne Confédération. Lien Projet

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