Johanna Huber


Johanna Huber is currently research assistant on an Ambizione research project on food consumption and political activism in Switzerland. In the framework of this project, she is writing a PhD thesis at the Institute of Citizenship Studies at the University of Geneva.

She holds a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Neuchâtel and a Bachelor in Sociology and Political Economy from the University of Zurich. In her Master thesis, she studied consumers’ trajectories of disengagement from a vegetable basket initiative in Zurich, Switzerland under the direction of Prof. Philip Balsiger. She held several positions as student assistant at the University of Zurich and Neuchâtel and published a Working Paper on working conditions in cantonal administrations in Switzerland at the University of Neuchâtel.

Johanna Huber has also been working for several national and international non-profit organizations. She worked as Coach, Facilitator, and Project Manager for NOW, as well as an independent expert for Evolutio International, Nuestras Huellas (Argentina), Durchstart, and imp!act by euforia.

Research interests: political consumerism, sustainable practices, social movements, gender equality, welfare state, economic sociology.