Margrit V. Zinggeler on mission in her native country in 2016 to research the contributions of the collective of common and influential women to the Swiss success story to fill a lacuna in the history of Switzerland.
Meet the Author
Margrit V. Zinggeler was born in St.Gallen, Eastern Switzerland, and grew up in a small farming village in the canton of Thurgau. She studied English and History at the University of Zurich. She and her husband lived in the U.S. for three years in the 1970s before they immigrated with their two children, a dog, and two guinea pigs in 1983. Margrit earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 1993. She became Professor of German at Eastern Michigan University in 1999. Ever since, her research concentrates on Swiss Studies, Business German, and new approaches to teaching German with the 200 Brothers' Grimm Fairy Tales. She retired from teaching at Eastern Michigan University in December 2018. As Professor Emerita, she continues with her scholarship and is currently translating SWISS MAID into German (book to be also published by Peter Lang).