Moira Fradinger is the new Dahlem International Network Professor for Gender Studies for the 2018 summer semester.
Moira Fradinger is a professor of comparative literature at Yale University, USA, where she is affiliated with the Department of Comparative Literature, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program. Fradinger grew up in Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, and Venezuela. She also worked as a clinical psychologist, was involved in the women’s movement, and directed a project in the Argentine Ministry of Social Development on the protection of women against violence. Her research focuses on Latin American literature, film, and theatre, focusing on the reception of Antigone in Latin America as a symbolic figure of female resistance.
At Freie Universität Berlin, Moira Fradinger will be working on legal definitions of gender and belonging from an international perspective. She will teach a course (lecture cum seminar) on feminist, gender, and queer theory. She will cooperate closely with students and researchers in the Department of Philosophy and Humanities, and with the Collaborative Research Centre “Affective Societies.” The visiting professor will also be involved with the Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies, opening up new networks with North and Latin America.
Professor Fradinger will deliver her Inaugural Lecture on May 30, 2018, on “Latin American Antigones: From Motherhood to Sisterhood.” The public lecture will take place at 6 p.m. in the Topoi Building Dahlem, 14195 Berlin, and will be held in English.
During her stay at Freie Universität Prof. Fradinger will offer a course on „Theories of Gender and their politics: Feminist and Queer Theory“.