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Visiting Scholars

Scholars from around the world come to work at the ZtG through ERASMUS-cooperation agreements. They often give seminars or guest lectures, and always greatly enrich our colloquiums, workshops and symposiums.

The ZtG offers visiting scholars a home and support as they conduct research in Berlin.


Professor Dr. Janik Bastien Charlebois (Université du Quebec à Monstréal) is conducting research at the ZtG from July - August 2014 on intersexuality. 


Professor Dr. Elisabeth Reitinger (Associate Professor at Universität Klagenfurt, Wien and Graz) is working at the ZtG as a visiting researcher from March - July 2014. She is examining "Age(s), Gender, Dimentia" ("Alter(n), Gender, Demenz")


Elena de Barrio Alvarez (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid) will be working at the HU from November 2013 until July 2014 on her dissertation project  "Psychological effects on the victims of trafficking: Revision of the legal framework."


William Schlesinger (Yale University, USA) will be working at HU as a Fulbright research scholar studying "HIV/AIDS, immigration, and the politics of integration in Berlin."


Persson Perry Baumgartinger (MA, Universität Wien) will start working in March 2014as a visiting scholar on his project, "Staatliche Regulierung von Geschlecht als Zweigeschlechterkonstrukt - Kritische Diskurshistorische Dispositivanalyse anhand des so genannten 'Transsexuellen-Erlasses' 1980-2010 in Österreich".


Past visiting scholars include:


Professor Dr. Vandana Joshi (Associate Professor, University of Delhi, India) is the Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow for September 2012 - early 2014. She is working with Professor Claudia Bruns of the Institute for Cultural Studies and at the ZtG on her project "Wartime Sexuality: State Policies and Social Practices in Germany and Britain (1939-45).”


Stefanie C. Boulia (Center for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, University of Leeds, UK) willl be working at the ZtG from September 2013 until January 2014 on her disseration "Salta as Queer Disruption?"

Prasheela Karan (University of New South Wales, Sidney) worked at the ZtG on her dissertation project "Gender Mainstreaming of Microcredit Programs" from mid-July until mid-December 2013. 


Dr. Ruth Preser (Gender Studies Program, Bar-Ilan University, Israel) worked on her postdoctoral fellowship book project "Belonging Travels" during the academic year 2012/13 at the ZtG and the Institue for European Ethnology.


Karin Hostettler (lic. phil. I, Research Training Group "Representation, Materiality and Gender" University Basel) worked on her dissertation "Denk(t)raum Mensch. Kant zu Rasse und Geschlecht" at the ZtG from July 2012 until December 2013.


Jón Ingvar Kjaran (Doctoral fellow at the University of Iceland) worked from February 2013 until March 2013 as a visiting scholar at the ZtG on his dissertation „Heterosexual discourse and the experiences of queer students in Icelandic upper secondary schools.”


Professor Yi-Chien Chen, J.S.D. (Associate Professor & Director, Graduate Institute for Gender Studies, Shih Hsin University, Taiwan) researched as a visiting scholar on a fellowship from July until December 2012. She worked on her project "Transgender Rights - a Comparative Law Study."


Professor Dr. Theresa Kulawik (Department for Gender Studies, Södertörn University, Stockholm) worked from July until December 2012 as a visiting scholar on her book "Körperpolitik in Deutschland, Polen und Schweden."


Georg Gierzinger has worked on his dissertation “Deconstruction of Masculinity in Literature” at the ZtG from April 2011 until March 2012. The Office for International Relations at Innsbruck University supported his project with a fellowship for short term scholarly research abroad. He will be with the ZtG until March 2012.

Kim Fordham (University of Alberta, Canada) has been a visiting scholar at the ZtG since August 2011. She will be working on her research project, “I Hurt: Victims Becoming Perpetrators in Contemporary Fiction by German-Speaking Female Authors” until June 2012.

Dr. Thomas Hilder (Royal Holloway, University of London) conducted research on music, gender and sexuality in a project titled, "The Role of Musical Performance in Transnational Queer Activism" througout 2011.


In Summer 2010, Tuula Juvonen from the University of Helsinki worked at the ZtG on her research project, “Non-Normative Sexualities of Female and Male Politicians.”


The June 11th, 2010 conference, “Normality on Probation?: Lesbian and Gay Politicians in Democratic Media” resulted from the cooperation between Andreas Heilmann and the ZtG.

Also during Summer Semester 2010, Shamira A. Meghani from the University of Sussex, came as a visiting scholar.


During the Winter Semester 2010/2011, Robin Ford from the University of Alaska (Anchorage, USA) came to the ZtG as a Fulbright Scholar.