Dr. Jana Tschurenev


Jana Tschurenev is a guest lecturer at CeMIS during the summer term 2018.

From November 2014-December 2017, she was a member of the Transnational Research Group (TRG) "Poverty and Education in India", funded by the Max Weber Foundation. She coordinated the TRG's collaborative research project "Key Moments of Educational Policy towards the Poor", and conducted her own post-doctoral research on "Women, Education, and Inequality in Colonial India" in this framework.

After gaining her doctoral degree from Humboldt University Berlin's Comparative Education Center, with a thesis on "Imperial Experiments in Education. Monitorial Schooling in India, 1789-1835", she worked as lecturer at ETH Zurich with the Professorship "History of the Modern World", and as the coordinator of a research project on the global history of anti-alcohol movements.

She also taught as a guest lecturer at the University of St Gallen, and the Technical University Braunschweig. Her research interests include the history of education, the history of global movements, and the history of gender and social inequality.