Corinna Seiberth gained her first degree in law at the University of Basel. She has since worked as a human rights researcher, lecturer and PhD research fellow at the University of Lucerne and the University of Nottingham. She has worked as a project manager for Usthi Foundation Switzerland working on a development project for tribal children and communities in Odisha, India. In 2012 she obtained her PhD in International Law at the University of Lucerne for which she received the 2015 Ciardi Prize. Since 2014 she is Jurist at the Swiss Federal Archives.