SWiSH is the Society for Wom*n in Social Sciences and Humanities at the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (D-GESS) at ETH Zurich. We represent wom*n at D-GESS in university-related policy issues and provide a platform for mutual support and collaboration.

About

SWiSH is the Society for Wom*n in the Social Sciences and Humanities at the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Science (D-GESS) at ETH Zurich, founded in February 2018. Our main goal is to achieve gender equality and diversity at D-GESS and ETH Zurich in general.

We seek to establish a fair and safe environment for wom*n at the department that is free from structural and institutional discrimination and to achieve equal representation of wom*n in senior positions, as well as throughout the department. We represent wom*n at D-GESS in university-related policy issues, in order to guarantee the continuation of gender equality efforts and to push for equal representation and higher visibility of wom*n throughout the department. SWiSH is committed to work towards integrating more critical perspectives on gender, race, class, and disability in the curriculum. Read more about the activities we're currently focusing on here.

We use the spelling 'wom*n' to emphasize that all persons identifying as female are included. Some of our events are reserved for FLINT. By this, we mean Female, Lesbian, Intersex, Non-Binary and Trans people.

Steering Committee

Frederike Maas (Co-President)

Frederike is a master’s student in the MAGPW program focusing on epistemologies of aesthetic experience. She joined SWiSH in January 2021. She currently represents SWiSH in various departmental committees and helps with the organization of educational events.

Bessie Noll (Co-President)

Bessie is a PhD candidate with the Energy and Technology Policy Group, researching the low-carbon energy transition in the transport sector. She joined SWiSH in March 2020 and currently organizes the monthly SWiSH Newsletter.

Claire Blaser (Treasurer)

Claire is a PhD candidate at the Chair for the History of the Modern World, where she researches the global biography of a Swiss anti-colonial feminist. She joined SWiSH in June 2020. She represents SWiSH in various departmental committees and helps organize the Gender & Science lecture series.

Sarah Gomm

Sarah is a PhD candidate at the international political economy group, focusing on the environmental politics. She joined SWiSH in January 2023. The organization of workshops is her main responsibility.

Gordana Marmulla

Gordana is a PhD candidate at the Social Networks Lab, where she does research on social influence dynamics. She joined SWiSH in February 2022. The organization of lunch events is her main responsibility.

Contact

The easiest way to contact us is per e-mail: swish@gess.ethz.ch

You can also contact any of our steering committee members directly for specific requests or questions.

Get involved

All persons registered as female with ETH automatically become members of SWiSH when joining D-GESS. All non-binary persons are also cordially invited to become members of SWiSH – just send us a quick note if you'd like to join.

All members receive the monthly SWiSH newsletter with updates about our activities, upcoming events and news concerning university politics, gender diversity in academia and other related issues.

We're looking for more wom*n to take on an active role in SWiSH! If you would like to get involved in planning activities or organizing events, write to us or talk to us at the next event.

Credits

Website Concept and Design:
Lydia Perrot, a feminist graphic designer creating innovative and racy designs including this exciting website!

Code:
Sirkka Ammann and Jonathan Kakon