Linda Martina Mülli, MA

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Projektmitarbeiterin / Beauftragte Erasmus

Linda Martina Mülli is a PhD candidate at the Department of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at the University of Basel. Her dissertation will be realized as a Cotutelle de thèse and in cooperation with the LMU University of Munich. 

In her research she investigates staff culture(s) and careers/(work) biographies in the context of the United Nations taking the UN headquarters in Geneva and Vienna as point of departures. She worked at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as well as the Swiss multilateral embassy in Vienna (Permanent Mission of Switzerland). 

From 2007 to 2014, Mülli studied cultural anthropology, history and Hispanic studies in Basel, Madrid, Seville and Vienna. She obtained her master’s degree in 2014 after completing a field research on a small Swiss consultancy company’s corporate culture and the adaptation to flexible project work; “It just requires flexibility, input and dedication.” A cultural anthropological research study on knowledge workers in a Swiss consultancy company (“Es fordert einfach eine Flexibilität, einen Input und eine Begeisterung.” Zur Subjektivierung von Wissensarbeit in einem Schweizer Beratungsunternehmen).

In 2015 she became member of the Graduate School of Social Sciences (G3S) and was awarded by a G3S start-up scholarship. She also is a member of the international doctoral programme Transformations in European Societies. In 2016 Mülli was awarded by a Doc.CH stipend by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) 

Research interests:

  • Organizational Anthropology, Ethnography of work and work cultures, careers, bureaucracies 
  • Biography Studies, transnational biographies
  • Migration and Mobility Studies, highly skilled migrants
  • Elite Studies 
  • International Organizations (United Nations)



Rheinsprung 9/11
4051 Basel