Academic writing fonts

Since I have very limited knowledge about typography, I'm reaching out to you guys for some help. I'm currently finishing my Master's thesis and looking for a nice typeface to go with it. I'm looking for a serif, but I don't want it to be too classical. What would you recommend for the body text? And for the headers?

Hope you guys can help me out. Thanks in advance!

Swiss 721

Hi guys! I'm new here and need some answers. i'm in the final semestre of my design course, and I'm doing the final graphic project. For my project, I must develop a new fashion brand and for this brand I need make a visual identity. Well, to do this visual identity I'm thinking use the font Swiss 721 family. That's my question...would be Swiss 721 family a good font for impression and graphics stuffs?? And if someone can tell me something about Swiss 721 history, designer, criation.... Thanks for now...