MA Hannah Plüss

research assistant

Philosophisch-historische Fakultät

Büro 108, 1. Stock
Postal Address
Mittelstrasse 43
CH - 3012 Bern
Consultation Hour
by appointment
Mini CV
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since 2023

Research Associate, Institute of Musicology, University of Bern, Switzerland

since 2021
EU-PolarNet Project and Co-Creation Network mandate for documentation and analysis of workshops and conferences on collaborative and interdisciplinary research in the Arctic (
2021 Master's degree in Latin American Studies (Major) and Sociology (Minor), University of Bern, Switzerland
2019 Tutor and auxiliary assistant, Institute of Musicology, University of Bern, Switzerland
2019 Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Project Group 'Decentring Deportation', University of Bern, Switzerland
2019 Mandate of the Swiss Coalition for Cultural Diversity to complete the civil part of Switzerland's 3rd report to UNESCO on the diversity of cultural expressions in Switzerland

Tutor, 'Pop Power Positions' Conference, International Association for the Study of Popular Music (German speaking Branch)

2018 Bachelor in Social Sciences (Major) and Spanish Languages and Literature, University of Bern, including exchange semester at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Peru (PUCP) in Lima, Peru
  • Critical Cultural Studies
  • Popular Music Studies
  • Soundscape Analysis
  • Social Movements
  • Political Ecology, Environmental Justice

regional focus:

  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Latin America Community in Switzerland

Scientific and journalistic publications

  • Small Project - Big Disaster: Large-Scale Problems within the Small-Scale Hydropower Project ‘San José del Tambo’ in Ecuador. Compilation about Mega Infrastructure Projects edited by T. Haller, forthcoming.
  •  «Ein Dirigent wäre bei uns umsonst anwesend», der Bund, 2022, Link to the article>>
  • Saubere Energie – dreckiges Geschäft, das Lamm, 2020, Link to the article>>
  • Institution building from below: how scientific and legal activism change the rules in the fight for the rights of nature and communities in rural Ecuador. Paper accepted at LASA2023 Congress: América Latina y el Caribe: Pensar, Representar y Luchar por los Derechos, May 24-27, 2023, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Development or Justice? The (De-)Construction of a Political Conflict around a Hydroelectric Powerplant in San Pablo de Amalí, Ecuador. Online presentation. LASA2022 Hybrid Congress: Polarización socioambiental y rivalidad entre grandes potencias, 5-8 May 2022, San Francisco, California.
  • El impacto social de la planificación, construcción y operación de la hidroeléctrica San José del Tambo en la comunidad de San Pablo de Amalí y la cuenca del río Dulcepamba. Online presentation. Foro: Caso Río Dulcepamba, 23 February 2022, University San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador.


  •  Spring semster 2021: CAMERATA Bern, Workshop zur Herstellung von Programmhefttexten, Tutor with Prof. Dr. Cristina Urchueguía, Institute for Musicology, University of Bern
  • Autumn semester 2020: Urbane Musikkulturen im globalen Kontext, Tutor with Prof. Dr. Britta Sweers, Institute for Musicology, University of Bern
  • Spring semester 2020: Lateinamerikanische Popularmusik, Tutor with Prof. Dr. Britta Sweers, Institute for Musicology, University of Bern
  • Autumn semester 2018: Pop–Power–Positions: Popmusik in einer postkolonialen Welt, Assistant to Dr. Hannes Liechti, Institute for Musicology, University of Bern