Louka Maju Goetzke
Editor and Trainer
&
Research Associate and PhD Candidate
Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany




︎





 N E W S 





 New Publication 
Kolumne GeschlechterGefühle zum Diversity-Trend und warum Vielfalt kein Selbstzweck ist

 New Publication 
Plakazin beim TONIC-Magazin
Das TONIC-Plakazin N°8 (Plakat + Magazin) ist frisch aus dem Druck. Darauf eine Geschichte über Graubereiche, Konsens & männliche Egos, aus dem Französischen von Elisa Crabeil und mir, Illustration von Loan Capitaine. Zum Lesen und an die Wand hängen im TONIC-Magazin-Shop zum Selbstkostenpreis von 3€










  N E X T  

 Visiting Research Fellowship ︎Aug/Sep ‘22
Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender︎University of Brighton, UK

   ︎︎︎ Workshop ︎22.09.22 3pm BST
CTSG Research Seminar: “How Do Gender Transitions Unfold? – A New Materialist Approach”︎City Campus Brighton & on Zoom – For Zoom joining details, please contact Karen Gainsford K.Gainsford@brighton.ac.uk.

 Conference Paper ︎19.09.22
“Doing Gender Transitions: Eine neomaterialistische Perspektive auf Geschlechter in Bewegung" – DGS-Kongress︎Bielefeld University, Germany

 Visiting Research Fellowship ︎Oct/Nov ‘22
GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies ︎Karlstad University, Sweden

 Conference Paper ︎26.-28.10.22
 “’Why should I change my body when I don’t suffer?’ – The Role of Distress and Want in Gender Transitions from a New Materialist Perspective” – 5th national conference for Gender Studies in Sweden: Shaping hopeful future in times of uncertainty︎Karlstad University, Sweden

 Workshop ︎17.12.22  
as part of the seminar “Trans*: Theorie/Kunst/Aktivismus”︎Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, Austria 









 Announcement ︎Offenes Kolloquium 
Als Teil des Inter*_Trans*_Wissensschaftsnetzwerk findet regelmäßig ein Kolloquium statt, offen für inter*/trans* Forscher_innen und diejenigen, die auf eine nicht-pathologisierende Weise zu Inter*- und Trans*Themen forschen. Bei Interesse und für mehr Informationen bitte eine Mail senden an kontakt_itw_kolloquium@riseup.net.








RESEARCH


I am a doctoral candidate in Sociology in the cooperative Research Training Group “Doing Transitions” of Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, holding a fellowship by the German Research Foundation.

My Ph.D. project looks at Gender Transitions through the lens of  new materialism. I am interested in how gender transitions become evident as transitions. Following theorist Susan Stryker, I understand gender transitions as non-linear movements across socially imposed boundaries, away from an unchosen starting place, the gender assigned at birth. Based on semi-structured interviews I conducted with people who transition in Germany, I aim at a situated description of the boundary drawing processes that shape gender transitions. For this, I make use of a new materialist methodology based on Karen Barad’s Agential Realism and Gilles Deleuze’s Difference-in-itself.




“The only way
to get outside the dualisms
is to be-between,
to pass between”


Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari
 



 RESEARCH  INTERESTS 

  • Feminist Theory and Criticism of Science
  • Trans Studies
  • New Materialisms
  • Temporality and Transformation
  • Subjectification and Self Formation




WRITING 


 ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS 


Monograph
Goetzke, Louka Maju (forthcoming). Werden statt Sein: VerUneindeutigung und positive Differenz. Hamburg: Marta Press

Articles (peer-reviewed)
Goetzke, Louka Maju (2022). Doing Gender Transitions. Geschlechterübergänge in neomaterialistischer Perspektive und ihr Potential für die Übergangsforschung. Zeitschrift für Pädagogik Beiheft 68/2022, Seite 82 - 97

Goetzke, Louka Maju, Müssig, Magdalena (2020). Die Covid-19-Pandemie bedroht alle. Geschützt werden nur einige. Femina Politica, Heft 2/2020: Politiken der Generativität und Reproduktive Rechte, Seite 121 - 122. [PDF]

Articles (non-peer reviewed)
Goetzke, Louka Maju, Schwertel, Tamara (2021). Neuer Materialismus. socialnet Lexikon. Bonn: socialnet. [online]

Goetzke, Louka Maju, Müssig, Magdalena (2020). Familismus in der Coronakrise. Soziologiemagazin, Blogreihe 8: Soziologische Impulse während Corona. [online]

Copy Editing 
transcript Verlag
Appenroth, Max,  Castro Varela, María (2019) Trans & Care: Trans Personen zwischen Selbstsorge, Fürsorge und Versorgung. 


 NON-ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS 

I regularely write journalistic articles for different media and am part of the editorial team of TONIC Magazin and Neue Narrative Magazin. In the latter, I publish my column Geschlechtergefühle (engl.: GenderFeelings) in each print edition.

Recent topics included
︎  Diversity is not an end in itself
︎  Why Money is a sexist Invention
︎  Toxic Masculinity: Is Masculinity unhealthy?
︎  Female Leadership: Does Leadership need a gender?
︎  Why you should have unisex Toilets at Work
︎  Toxic Positivity: When Optimism becomes cruel
︎  Commoning for an Economy without Competition 


For a comprehensive list of journalistic publications, please check my torial profile.


TALKS


 CONFERENCE PAPERS  peer-reviewed 

16/06/2022: Doing Gender Transitions from a new materialist perspective. European Feminist Research Conference, Universität Milano-Bicocca

13/06/2022: Becoming what you ought to have always been: Nature/culture boundary-making in Gender Transitions. Mid-term Conference des ESA RN 33 (Women’s and Gender Studies), Universität Milano-Bicocca

15/03/2022: Übergangsforschung als Grenzziehungspraktiken anhand einer Studie zu Gender Transitionen. Paper at 28. DGfE Kongress ENT | GRENZ | UNGEN, 13-16 März 2022, University Bremen

20/09/2021: „Und dann konnte ich mich zum ersten Mal selbst so sehen.“ – Zur Rolle von Un_sichtbarkeiten in Gender Transitionen. Paper at 8. Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Geschlechterforschung „Ambivalente Un_Sichtbarkeiten“

01/09/2021: Gender Transitions as a Sociotechnical Issue: A New Materialist Approach. Conference Track Science and Technology. 15th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Barcelona

21/07/2021: Crossing Boundaries: Gender Transitions as more-than-human-assemblages. Int. Conference “Frontiers of Humanity and Beyond: Towards new critical understandings of borders”, CHAM Centre for the Humanities Lissabon

21/05/2021: Towards fugitive subjectivities. Trans as a non-linear and deterritorialising movement. Conference „Creative Bodies – Creative Minds“, University of Graz


 LECTURES & PAPERS  non-peer-reviewed/by Invitation 

26/05/2022: Gendertransitionen: Geschlechtliche Transformationsprozesse als materiell-diskursive Assemblage. 7. Jahrestagung der Kulturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft (KWG), University of Graz

01/10/2021: Gender Transitions in Transformation: How do gender transitions emerge? A situated study with trans(itioning) subjects in Germany. Talk at the  Interdisciplinary Online-Symposiums "Gender in Transformation Processes: Central and Southeast European Perspectives", University of Graz, Austria, University of Zadar and the Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Split, Croatia
 
07/2017: Ein Recht auf mein Geschlecht: Über und gegen die Pathologisierung von Trans*-Personen – University of Freiburg


 ORGANISED PANELS 

26-28/05/2022: Zum Status von Materialität und materiellen Kulturen. Posthumane und neomaterialistische Perspektiven [EN: On the status of materiality and material cultures. Posthuman and neomaterialist perspectives], 
7. Jahrestagung der Kulturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft (KWG), University of Graz

15/03/2022: Doing Transitions: Herstellung und Verhandlung
von Grenzen und Zugehörigkeiten an Übergängen
[EN: Doing Transitions: Producing and Negotiating Boundaries and Belongings in Transitions], 28. DGfE Kongress ENT | GRENZ | UNGEN, 13-16 März 2022, University of Bremen


 POSTER PRESENTATIONS 

12/2021: Doing Gender Transitions in neomaterialistischer Perspektivierung. Staying with the trouble. 25 Jahre Forschungsschwerpunkt Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung in Hessen 

02/2020: Doing Gender Transitions, International conference „Doing Transitions in the Life Course”, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

10/2019: Queere Identitätskritik und positive DifferenzInternational conference “Categories in Flux”, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen


 OTHER TALKS ︎ MEDIA ENGAGEMENT 

04/2022
Talking about the Temporality of Forming a Desire to Transition –  for an mini episode of the Queer Lit Podcast by Lena Mattheis 

12/2020
Interview on Neoliberal Promises, Individualism, Normalcy and Transformation – by Podcast Rote Brause, Neues Deutschland

10/2020
 


09/2014
Panel guest with Hans Werner Kilz, Bildung und Medien – talent! Junge Medienmacher



TEACHING & TRAININGS 


 ACADEMIC TEACHING 


Becoming different (from each other)
Undergrad Seminar, Goethe University Frankfurt, Summer Term 2022,
M.A. & B.A. Gender Studies, B.A. Sociology & Educational Sciences
Keywords: Theories of difference and differenciation, Doing Difference, Intersectionality, New Materialism, Relational Ontology, Difference-in-itself, Agential Realism, Relational Becoming

Doing Gender Transitions – Geschlecht in Bewegung 
Guest lecture in a seminar “Introduction to the Sociology of Gender”, B.A. Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt, Summer Term 2022

New materialist approaches to transitions
Guest lecture in a team-taught seminar “Zu Übergängen forschen” together with Tamara Schwertel, M.A. Educational Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt, Summer Term 2021

Gender Transition: Eine Reise von einem Geschlecht ins andere?
Public Evening Lecture „Studium Generale: Doing Transitions – wie sich Übergänge im Lebenslauf herstellen“, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Summer Term 2021

Umgang mit Geschlechtervielfalt: Einführung in die Trans Studies
Undergrad Seminar, B.A. Gender Studies, Sociology & Educational Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt, Winter Term 2020/21
Topics: Central notions in Trans Studies, (Historical) becoming of Trans Studies, Decolonial perspectives on gender and trans, Methodologies in Trans Studies

A New Materialist Methodology to Researching Gender Transitions
Guest lecture in a  a team-taught seminar “Zu Übergängen forschen – Perspektiven und Methoden zur Erforschung von Übergängen im Lebenslauf”, M.A. Educational Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt, Summer Term 2020 


 TRAININGS  & WORKSHOPS  
 
I regularely give workshops and trainings on  
  • Gender and sexual diversity
  • Sexism: How it works and how we unlearn it
  • Gender bias in journalism and inclusive (visual) language

As I’m entering the last year of my Ph.D., I’m not available for trainings at the moment. If you are interested in a training taking place in late 2023, don’t hesitate to contact me. I facilitate in English, German and French, online and offline, and happily develop a training adjusted to your needs. 

I’ve mostly facilitated workshops and trainings for journalists, NGOs and youth work projects such as: 
Ringier AG, BLICK, Switzerland    |     Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany   |    re:publica Conference, Germany   |   Deutsch-türkische Jugendbrücke, Turkey & Germany    |   Zinefest Berlin, Germany   |  Global Education Digital Youth Work Project, Turkey & Germany    |   Z2X – Das Festival der Neuen Visionäre – Die ZEIT, Germany   |   Gendered Intelligence, UK    |   Solijugend, Germany    |   Grüne Jugend, Germany    |  
Ringier AG, BLICK, Switzerland    |     Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany   |    re:publica Conference, Germany   |   Deutsch-türkische Jugendbrücke, Turkey & Germany    |   Zinefest Berlin, Germany   |  Global Education Digital Youth Work Project, Turkey & Germany    |   Z2X – Das Festival der Neuen Visionäre – Die ZEIT, Germany   |   Gendered Intelligence, UK    |   Solijugend, Germany    |   Grüne Jugend, Germany    |