Dr. Pia Reinacher, Executive Vice President



In her role as a long experienced media expert, Executive Vice President Pia Reinacher is responsible for the execution of various MC&P mandates and projects.

She studied German and Romance philology and art history at the Universities of Zurich and Poitiers and wrote her dissertation under the supervision of Professor Peter von Matt on the dress code in the literary oeuvre of Gottfried Keller and Robert Walser. 

As a freelance critic and cultural journalist, Pia Reinacher wrote from 2001 to 2012 for the feature pages of the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”. Today, she is a freelance critic at “Deutschland Radio”, Cologne, and at "Literarische Welt", Berlin. Prior to her freelance engagements, she was editor of the literature section at the “Tages-Anzeiger” newspaper in Zurich for eight years.

Since 2001, she has been a guest lecturer on culture, media and criticism at several Swiss universities, including the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich (Lecture Culture & Media, MAS Applied History) and at the Advanced Study Centre at the University of Basel.

From 2001 to 2005 she developed and managed the post-graduate courses “Cultural Communications & Cultural Criticism” at the Institute of Applied Media Studies at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and “Business Communications” at the University of Lucerne School of Business. Herself the author of well-regarded subject matter textbooks, she is a member of a number of prestigious international literary juries

Publications (selection)

  • Reinacher, Pia (2010): Kleider, Körper, Künstlichkeit. Wie Schönheit inszeniert wird. Berlin: University Press.
  • Reinacher, Pia (Hrsg.) (2009): Als wäre er ein anderer gewesen. Zum Werk von Arnold Stadler. Frankfurt/Main: S. Fischer Verlag.
  • Reinacher, Pia (2008): Liebe, Lüge, Libertinage. Eine Expedition zu den Leidenschaften in der zeitgenössischen Literatur. Berlin: University Press.
  • Reinacher, Pia (2003): Je Suisse. Zur aktuellen Lage der Schweizer Literatur. Zürich/München: Verlage Nagel & Kimche.