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anthropologist , humanities educator

Walter Leimgruber, Swiss humanities educator, anthropologist. Member of Swiss Academy of the Humanities and the Social Science, Swiss Society for European Ethnology (president).

Background

Leimgruber, Walter was born on September 28, 1959 in Herznach, AG, Switzerland. Son of Walter and Rosa (Hoefliger) Leimgruber.

Education

Lizentiat, University Zurich, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, University Zurich, 1989.

Career

Assistant professor University Zurich, 1985—1990. Project responsible Swiss National Museum, Zurich, 1991—1992. Editor Swiss television, 1993.

Project responsible Forum Swiss History, Schwyz, 1994—1995. Assistant professor University Zurich, 1995—2001. Professor University Basel, Switzerland, since 2001.

Member commission Kinder der Landstrasse Swiss Government, Berne, 1996—1998. Member steering committee Swiss National Foundation, Berne, since 2001. Member advisory board Museum der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland, since 2002.

Member national research council, since 2004. Member advisory board Transdisicplinary Research Programme, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture, since 2004.

Membership

Member of Swiss Academy of the Humanities and the Social Science, Swiss Society for European Ethnology (president).

Connections

Married Nada Boskovska, August 23, 1991. Children: Vera, Nikola.

father:
Walter Leimgruber

mother:
Rosa (Hoefliger) Leimgruber

spouse:
Nada Boskovska

child:
Vera Leimgruber

child:
Nikola Leimgruber