Monika Kritzmöller

Textile Design

As a scientist, consultant and author, PD Dr. Monika Kritzmöller analyses phenomena of life style and everyday culture. Her main topics are fashion, textile and the body as well as architecture and environmental design. With an interdisciplinary approach, she combines science and practice, social sciences and economics: In her institution of research and consulting “Trends + Positionen” she implements her insights into the practise of companies and organisations. Additionally, she teaches sociology at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).

Born in 1968 in the south of Germany, she lives at St. Gallen since 2010. In her activities of research she follows her deep passion for textile and fashion – sectors which are still present in this metropolis in the east of Switzerland. Thus, she published her monograph “Lock-Stoffe – St. Gallen als Textil und Jugendstil-Stadt” in the same year.


Academic Background

After her studies of Economics and Social Sciences (Dipl. oec. Univ.) at the University of Augsburg, Monika Kritzmöller acquired her doctors degree in Economic Psychology at the University of Eichstätt (Dr. phil.). Her industry-financed project of “Habilitation” at the University of St. Gallen was interdisciplinary situated between sociology and marketing (PD).