Robin Jolissaint

Departement für Sozialwissenschaften

PER 21 bu. E310
Bd de Pérolles 90
1700 Fribourg
PER 21, E310


Robin Jolissaint is a graduate assistant and is writing a PhD thesis in parallel. He holds a BA in Religious Studies and Social Anthropology from the University of Fribourg (2016), as well as an MSc in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (2017). In 2015, he studied at Ewha W. University in Seoul, South Korea, on a scholarship from the Korean government (Global Korea Scholarship program).

As a doctoral researcher, he is working under the supervision of prof. François Gauthier (Fribourg) and prof. Isabelle Ferreras (Louvain-la-Neuve). In 2021, he was Visiting Research Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem thanks to a grant from the Nordmann Foundation.

His doctoral thesis focuses on the transformation of the work in the context of ecological transition. It is composed of a theoretical part offering a reflection on a critical, anti-utilitarian definition of work, and an empirical part relating to the transformations of work observed in companies undertaking an ecological transition in Switzerland.

Previously, he has worked on the following themes: the Taizé community; the religiosity of contemporary Western youth; contemporary social representations of death and the afterlife; unconditional basic income; the sociology of work and post-productivism.

Robin Jolissaint teaches the introductory proseminar in religious studies and accompanies students as a study advisor for the French-speaking team. He is assistant to prof. Gauthier.