Sahra Lobina studied History at the University of Lucerne within the Cultural Studies program. She finished her Bachelor in 2008 with a thesis on gender roles of unmarried women in 16th century Lucerne. In 2006 she was a student assistant for Gender Studies.
In addition she completed a Bachelor Minor in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Universities of Berne and Granada (ES) in 2009 with a thesis on al-Andalus as a challenge to eurocentric historiography.
In 2009 she started as a trainee at the special collections department of the University Library Lucerne. She stayed there as a scientific employee from 2010-2011 and then changed to the Museum FRAM in Einsiedeln in 2012.
In 2014 she completed her Master with a thesis on the travel writer Ernst von Hesse-Wartegg (1851-1918). From 2012-2014 she was a student assistant for Science Studies.
Since July 2014 she works as a tutor at the history department. She is a research assistant at the chair for the history of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance of Professor Valentin Groebner.
In May 2019 she took over the position of the academic advisor at the chair of cultural studies of Professor Marianne Sommer.
Sahra Lobina is currently working on a PhD project with the title “Gender roles in counter reformatory Lucerne: Mercenary Soldiers and conjugal duties.” She explores connections between war, confessionalisation and gender roles. The project is based on sources from the state archive concerning poor relief, bigamy and theater.
Lobina, S. (2017). Eine grosse Leichtsinnigkeit? Als Frau in Männerkleidern im Solddienst. Historische Anthropologie, 25 (2), 151–167.
Lobina, S. (2016). Die Primadonna und ihr Baron auf Schlössli Wartegg: Minnie Hauk (1851-1929) und Ernst von Hesse-Wartegg (vermutlich 1851-1918) in Luzern. Geschichte, Kultur, Gesellschaft : Jahrbuch / Historische Gesellschaft Luzern, 34, 71–76.