I do research, teaching, talking, publishing and other things.

R E S E A R C H    

  • Feminist Theory
  • Queer Theory
  • Trans Studies
  • New materialism
  • Deleuzian thinking
  • Philosophy of difference
  • Border studies
  • Temporality and transformation
  • Embodiment
  • Subjectivation and selfhood
  • Identity and its critique
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. 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 with people who transition, I seek to understand how gender transitions emerge with their human and nonhuman participants, and how these movements away from the gender assigned at birth are shaped by the given normative and discursive frames as well as material and institutional conditions.


A C A D E M I C     T E A C H I N G 

Summer Term 2021
Zu Übergängen forschen: New materialist approaches to transitions
Guest lecture in a team-taught seminar with Tamara Schwertel
M.A. Erziehungswissenschaften
Goethe University Frankfurt

Winter Term 2020/21
Umgang mit Geschlechtervielfalt: Einführung in die Trans Studies
B.A. Gender Studies, B.A. Erziehungswissenschaften
Goethe University Frankfurt

Summer Term 2020
Zu Übergängen forschen – Perspektiven und Methoden zur Erforschung von Übergängen im Lebenslauf
Guest lecture on Doing Gender Transitions 
M.A. Erziehungswissenschaften
Goethe University Frankfurt

N O N - A C A D E M I C     T E A C H I N G

I give workshops and trainings for journalists, NGOs and youth work projects on  

  • Gender and sexual diversity
  • Sexism: How it works and how we unlearn it
  • Gender bias in journalism and inclusive (visual) language

If you are interested in a training, 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 facilitated workshops and trainings for:

Ringier AG | Blick, Switzerland 
Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany 
Gendered Intelligence, UK  
re:publica Conference, Germany 
Deutsch-türkische Jugendbrücke, Turkey & Germany
Global Education Digital Youth Work Project, Turkey & Germany
Zinefest Berlin, Germany 
Z2X – Das Festival der Neuen Visionäre – Die ZEIT, Germany 
Solijugend, Germany 
Grüne Jugend, Germany 



    • Conference Papers (peer reviewed)
    • Lectures & Papers by Invitation
    • Poster Presentations
    • Non-Academic Talks & Panels

C O N F E R E N C E    P A P E R S    peer-reviewed

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. International Conference on 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

L E C T U R E S   &   P A P E R S        non-peer-reviewed/by Invitation 

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", organized by the Department of Sociology and the Center for Inter-American Studies, both University of Graz, Austria and the Department of Sociology, University of Zadar and the Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Split, Croatia

06/2021: 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 

07/2017: Ein Recht auf mein Geschlecht: Über und gegen die Pathologisierung von Trans*-Personen – University of Freiburg

P O S T E R     P R E S E N T A T I O N S

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

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

N O N - A C A D E M I C    T A L K S 

Interview Podcast Rote Brause on neoliberal promises, individualism, normalcy and transformation, Neues Deutschland


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

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