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.
Georg Gierzinger has been working on his dissertation “Deconstruction of Masculinity in Literature” at the ZtG since April 2011. The Office for International Relations at Innsbruck University is supporting 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) is conducing research on music, gender and sexuality in a project titled, “The Role of Musical Performance in Transnational Queer Activism.” He has been at the ZtG since February 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.