Gender Research

Dr. Schirin Amir-Moazami
Professor of Islamic Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute for Islamic Studies

Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Islam in Europe
  • Religious policy
  • Secularization concepts
  • Political theory (especially: liberalism theories, feminist theories, theories of multiculturalismn)
  • Islam and gender

Dr. Marianne Braig
Professor of Political Science

Institute for Latin American Studies
Division of Political Science

Rüdesheimer Straße 54-56, 14197 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Politics in Latin America
  • Migration
  • South America
  • Central America
  • Economic perspectives
  • Economics and politics
  • Transculturalality
  • Gender

Dr. Hansjörg Dilger
Professor of Social Anthropology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Landoltweg 9-11, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Anthropology of religion, especially Pentecostal churches and Islam in Africa
  • Christian-Muslim relations
  • Migration and religion
  • Medical anthropology (in particular HIV / AIDS, international health policies, migration and health)
  • Research on masculinity and kinship
  • Anthropology of education and learning in East Africa
  • Regional: Eastern and Southern Africa (especially Tanzania and South Africa)
  • Context of migration

Dr. Johanna Fabricius
Professor of Classical Archaeology

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Classical Archaeology

Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Greek archaeology (main focus: Classical and Hellenistic periods)
  • Greek and Roman sculpture
  • Visual culture of Greek and Roman antiquity
  • Necropolis research
  • Hellenistic cities of Eastern Greece
  • Gender studies
  • Ancient history of the body
  • Archaeology and cognitive linguistics
  • Cast collection

Dr. Anne Fleig
Professor of German Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Literature of the Enlightenment period
  • Literature around 1800
  • Cultural modernity
  • Contemporary literature (after 1989)
  • History of drama and theater
  • Theory and history of the body
  • History and aesthetics of sports
  • Literature by women
  • Gender studies
  • Transcultural contemporary literature
  • Cultural history of the concept of “trust”

Dr. Bettina Hannover
Professor of Education

Department of Education and Psychology
Department of Education
Research on Schools and Teaching

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Differential development of girls and boys
  • Gender roles, family
  • Influence of the parental home
  • Violence
  • Adolescents
  • Nursery schools and schools
  • Academic development of children and young people with immigrant background
  • Self and identity

Prof. Sebastian Jobs
Professor of North American Studies

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of History

Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural history of the United States
  • Alltagsgeschichte (history from below)
  • History of New York
  • Slavery in the United States of America
  • African American history
  • Gender history
  • Political productions and rituals
  • Rumors

Dr. Ingrid Kasten
Professor of Medieval German

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures
Medieval German Literature and Language

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Gender research in medieval studies
  • Lyric poetry
  • Mysticism and women
  • Novels
  • Short novels in verse
  • Literary history of emotionality
  • Literary theory and medieval literature

Dr. Doris Kolesch
Professor of Theater Studies

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Theater Studies

Grunewaldstr. 35, 12165 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural studies
  • Theory, aesthetics, and history of the theater
  • Performative arts of the present (performance, installation, etc.)
  • Cultural emotion research
  • Voice
  • Gender studies

Dr. Helgard Kramer
Professor of Sociology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute of Sociology

Garystr. 55, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Anti-Semitism
  • Neo-Nazis
  • Research on Nazi perpetrators
  • Gender, minorities, and globalization

Dr. Annette Lehmann
Professor of Theater Studies

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Theater Studies

Grunewaldstr. 35, 12165 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Visual culture of the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Art and new media
  • Relationship between mediality and visuality
  • Gender and queer studies
  • Modern and contemporary art
  • Performance art
  • Cultural management, exhibition and media management

Dr. Cordula Lemke
Professor of English Language and Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • English literature of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries
  • European colonialism (especially Scotland)
  • Gender studies
  • Vampires in literature and film

Dr. Julia Leyda
Professor of Cultural Studies

Department of Political and Social Sciences
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Culture

Areas of Expertise

  • Popular culture
  • US-American film, television, and media studies
  • The director Todd Haynes
  • Film and television depictions of domesticity during the financial crisis
  • Cuteness
  • Gender studies
  • Climate catastrophes in the media

Dr. Ute Luig
Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Teutonenstraße 24, 14129 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Natural disasters
  • Sacred landscapes
  • Africa (especially East-Central and West Africa)
  • Gender studies
  • Rituals

Dr. Martin Lücke
Professor of History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Friedrich Meinecke Institute of History
Division of History Education

Koserstr. 20, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)
838-567 68 oder Vermittlung über Presse und Kommunikation: 030 / 838-731 91

Areas of Expertise

  • Research on homosexuality
  • Gender and diversity studies
  • History lessons and historical  learning
  • History and reception of the Holocaust

Dr. Barbara Riedmüller
Professor of Social Policy

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Social Policy and Comparative Studies

Ihnestraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Comparison of European welfare states
  • Labor market
  • Social policy
  • Development of social security
  • Pension reform
  • Gender inequality in the social and labor market
  • Diversity
  • Poverty

Dr. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler
Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Collaborative Research Centre 1171: Affective Societies

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia (social and political structures, religious diversity, gender relations)
  • Vietnamese culture in Berlin
  • Cultural aspects of emotions
  • Socialization, education, and child development in cultural comparison
  • Emotions and migration
  • Gender relations (especially transgender cultural studies)

Dr. Sabine Schülting
Professor of English Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Shakespeare and English literature and culture of the early modern period
  • English literature and culture of the 19th century
  • Gender studies

Dr. Anita Traninger
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Rhetoric (history, theory, and practice)
  • History of universities
  • History of education
  • Gender studies
  • Spanish literature
  • French literature
  • History of emotions

Dr. Claudia Ulbrich
Professor of History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Early Modern History and Gender History
DFG Research Group “Self-Narratives in Transcultural Perspective”

Koserstr. 20, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Research on transcultural self-testimony, autobiography theory
  • Gender history
  • Christian-Jewish relations in the early modern period

Dr. Peter Walschburger
Professor of Biopsychology

Department of Education and Psychology
Institute of Biopsychology

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Anthropology: humans as natural and cultural beings (social by nature)
  • Management of individual action goals (desire for autonomy) in groups
  • Familiar vs. foreign: problems of integration within and between groups (xenophobia)
  • Dominance hierarchies and the dynamics of power, performance, and social motivation (craving for recognition)
  • Human-environment relationships; people and media; new media
  • Stress and overload: conditions, symptoms, stress regulation
  • Disasters; threatening and extreme situations; trauma
  • Dismay effects
  • Physical-psychological interactions; mind-body relationship; nature and culture
  • Moods and seasonal rhythms: conditions, hormonal and psychosocial aspects (biopsychology, biometeorology)
  • Weather, climate, geographical regions, and psyche: Mediterranean vs. northern regions
  • Sports psychological problems
  • Adventurousness, risk-taking behavior
  • Sex and gender: bio-psycho-social aspects of complementarity between men and women
  • Emotional aspects of development and lifespan: children and parents, teens, adults, seniors
  • Methodical, scientific, and epistemological problems in the human sciences