Dr. Esther Giger Robinson, Dr. phil.

International Office Wirtschaft Co-Leitung International Office / Dozentin

+41 58 257 17 05esther.gigerrobinson@ost.ch

Esther has a doctorate in literary studies. She is co-director of the International Office and has academic responsibility for the English courses in the School of Management. Previously, she was a lecturer in English language and literature at the University of St.Gallen (HSG).

Area of Expertise

English didactics; English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
IDI Certified Administrator (Intercultural Development Inventory)

Teaching Experience

At OST: Business English; English for Academic Purposes

Chapters in Edited Books

  • GIGER, E. (2005). ‘Superior Instants' and 'Bandaged Moments': Resolution and Dependence in Emily Dickinson. In: Mortimer, A. (ed.), From Wordsworth to Stevens. Bern etc.: Peter Lang
  • GIGER, E. (2005). Elizabeth und Robert Browning und der englische Gedichtzyklus 1850-1890. In: Fieguth, R. und Martini, A. (Hrsg.). Die Architektur der Wolken. Zyklisierung in der Europäischen Lyrik des 19. Jahrhunderts. Bern etc.: Peter Lang.

Professional Journals and Newspaper

  • GIGER ROBINSON, E. (2020). Uncovering our Blind Spots: Using Intercultural Assessments in Teacher Development. In: ETAS Journal (Vol. 37/2), Spring/summer 2020.
  • GIGER ROBINSON, E. (2015). Case Study: International Consulting Projects. In: Forum, Fall 2015. Amsterdam: European Association for International Education.

Teaching related publications

  • BERNOULLI, K., GIGER ROBINSON, E., GRAF, U., KUSTER, R.M. & SCHMID, G. (2007). Gender Mainstreaming an Hochschulen. Kriterien und Indikatoren. St. Gallen: FHS St. Gallen.


  • PFISTER, K., GIGER ROBINSON, E. (2021). Developing Global Skills through Virtual Exchange. NICE - New Initiatives and Challenges in Europe.