Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez


Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez studied Sociology, Political Sciences and Romance Studies (Francophone and Latin American Studies) at the University of Frankfurt, Germany, Université Lumière II, Lyon and Quito, Ecuador. Previous to her appointment in Giessen as Chair in Sociology, she was a Senior Lecturer in Transcultural Studies in the Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies Department at the University of Manchester, UK and an Assistant Professor (wissenschaftliche Assistentin) in Sociology in the Institute of Sociology at the University of Hamburg. (mehr …)


Greta Olson


Greta Olson is Professor of English and American Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Giessen and was Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” in Bonn (2014, 2016) and is a member the Scientific Advisory Board there. She is a general editor of the European Journal of English Studies (EJES), and the co-founder of the European Network for Law and Literature.
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Andreea Racles

HochformatAndreea Racleş is a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Social Science and Cultural Studies, Justus Liebig University (Giessen, Germany), writing her PhD dissertation that lays at the intersection of socio-anthropological discussions on belonging and material culture approaches to place/home-making processes. Her inquiry is based on ethnographic field research that she carried out with people of Romanian Roma background, “at home” and abroad. She studied her Master in anthropology and Bachelor in sociology at universities from Bucharest and Copenhagen and started her doctoral studies as a fellow at the Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (Giessen).
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Andrea Sempertegui

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Andrea Sempertegui holds a M.A. in Political Theory from the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and a graduate fellow at the Graduate Center for the Study of Culture (GCSC) in Giessen, Germany. Here research interests include popular feminist movements, postcolonial/decolonial thought, struggles over territory and natural resource extraction, and indigenous and environmentalist resistance politics. (mehr …)


Andrea Silva Tapia

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Andrea Silva Tapia obtained her master degree in Sociology at Alberto Hurtado University in Chile, where she afterwards worked for two years coordinating research projects oriented to public policy at the “Observatorio Social Universidad Alberto Hurtado” (OSUAH). Her master thesis “Historical media narration and radical democracy. A post-structural reading of the modern public space” was (mehr …)


Andressa Schröder


Andressa Schröder is a Brazilian PhD Researcher in Cultural Studies at the Justus Liebig University Giessen in Germany. Her current research project investigates the affective dimensions of sustainability ethics, engaging with environmental aesthetics and arts-based research. The project focuses on alternative art festivals, where combined artistic and ecological approaches are propitiated to instigate the participants’ environmental awareness.

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Bojana Kunst


Bojana is currently a  professor  and director of the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies / ATW – Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany, where she leads the International MA in Choreography and Performance.  She graduated in 1994 from Philosophy and Comparative Literature at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts and finished her  doctoral thesis in Philosophy at the University in Ljubljana in the year 2002. (mehr …)


Burcu Alkan

Burcu AlkanDr. Burcu Alkan specialises in comparative literature with an emphasis on the Turkish novel. She received her PhD in English from the University of Manchester in 2009. She worked on a TUBITAK funded, EU/COST supported project on the “Women Writers of Turkey” in 2010-2012. Recently, she has been working in the field of medical humanities, on the relationship between psychiatry and literature, focusing on psychoanalysis, self-destruction, suicide, and mental health. (mehr …)


Çiçek Tanlı

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Çiçek Tanlı is a PhD candidate at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at Justus Liebig University Giessen. She also works at the chair of General Sociology as the coordinator of the Research Network in Queer Studies, Decolonial Feminisms and Cultural Transformations. She received her BA in Sociology from Boğaziçi University and MA in Cultural Studies from Sabancı University. Her doctoral project scrutinizes the daily struggles of immigrant divorced mothers from Turkey in Germany through their individual narratives. She approaches daily struggles, which are often perceived as structural or personal problems as well as cultural problems of being Turkish and/or Muslim, within a framework of the violence of everyday life. Her research interests include divorce, gender, the violence of everyday life, feminist ethnography, affect and emotions.


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Danae Gallo González

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Dr. Danae Gallo González is research associate in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures and Literatures at the Institut für Romanistik (JLU Giessen). Her work has focused on gender and queer studies and exilic life writing in contemporary Spain, and on cultural memory on the Spanish Civil War, Franco’s dictatorship, and the Spanish transition to democracy (mehr …)

Danae Gallo González

Daniel Heinz

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Daniel studied as a scholarship holder from the ‘Hans-Böckler-Foundation’ Sociology, Political Sciences, and Philosophy at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, and at the North West University, South Africa, and at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. Furthermore, Daniel works as a an assistant and tutor at the Chair of Sociology and the Chair of Social Research Methods at the Justus-Liebig-University. Besides that, Daniel is actively engaging in the student political representation as anti-racism consultant, and political education officer.

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Diana Hitzke

Diana Hitzke

Dr. Diana Hitzke is assistant professor at the Slavic Department at Justus Liebig University Gießen. She received her PhD from Erfurt University in 2013 with a dissertation on Nomadic Writing after the Disintegration of Yugoslavia. Her research includes World Literature, Translation, Migration and Multilingual Writing within (Trans-)Slavic contexts. She has published book chapters and articles on a number of women writers such as Dubravka Ugrešić, Barbi Marković, Adriana Altaras and Olga Grjasnowa. (mehr …)


Giovana de souza possignolo

Giovana de Souza Possignolo is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at Justus Liebig University Giessen and a graduate fellow at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Germany. She received her B.A. in Law, studied Philosophy and a M.A. in Political Science, all from University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. She was a visiting researcher at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen (2019), Netherlands. In her doctoral project, she departs from border epistemology to understand the positionality of peripheral women from the edges of São Paulo city (Brazil) concerning practices, knowledge and their subjectivities.


Hannah Klaubert


Hannah Klaubert is a PhD candidate at the International Graduate Center for the Study of Culture at JLU Gießen. She has a background in literary and cultural studies (University of Amsterdam and FU Berlin) and works on material ecocriticism, environmental violence, toxic narratives and queer ecologies.



Jeanette Ehrmann

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Jeanette Ehrmann is a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Political Science at the Justus Liebig University Giessen and an associate member of INPUTS, Institut für postkoloniale und transkulturelle Studien at the University of Bremen. Previously, she was a fellow at the Hanover Institute of Philosophical Research (FIPH), a research associate at the Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies (FRCPS) at the Cluster of Excellence „The Formation of Normative Orders“, a member of the Franco-German Collège doctoral „Normes et constructions sociales“ at (mehr …)


María Cardenas

María Cárdenas holds a M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany and is currently a Ph.D. student in Sociology and a graduate fellow at the Graduate Center for the Study of Culture (GCSC) in Giessen, Germany. In her doctoral project, she is exploring together with Colombian ethnic(ised) activists the relationship between political activism, identity construction and articulation, and its potential for renegotiating the social order in the context of the current transition period in Colombia. Using a decolonial and participatory approach as methodology, she sees the political activists as experts of their field and works closely together with them in the empirical and analytical knowledge production process. (mehr …)


Meryem Choukri

Meryem Choukri is a doctoral researcher at the University of Warwick (UK) and the University of Giessen and currently based in Hamburg. In her PhD project, she works on archives and remembrance of black feminist/feminist of colour movements in Germany. She also works freelance as an educator and speaker with a special focus on the topics such as colonialism, intersectionality and empowerment. In Hamburg, she is part of the Diaspora Salon, which creates a space for (post-)migrant, Black and voices of colour in the city and thus provides a stage for art, poetry and discussion.

Meryem Choukri

Nadia Butt

Nadia Butt is Lecture in English in the department of British and American Studies at the University of Giessen, Germany. Having gained her MPhil degree in English at the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, in 2003, she completed her PhD in 2009 at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. She is the author of Transcultural Memory and Globalised Modernity in Contemporary Indo-English Novels published in 2015. She has also taught British and Postcolonial literatures at the University of Frankfurt and the University of Muenster.
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Sebastian Garbe


Mag. phil. in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna. Since 2013 research assistant and lecturer at the Institute of Sociology/Justus-Liebig University and PhD student with a work on decolonial perspectives on transnational/translocal solidarities. From 2014 until 2017 he was a fellow at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) and visiting scholar at the Centre for Race and Ethnicity Studies/University of Leeds in 2017 and at the Centro de Estudios Culturales Latinoamericanos/Universidad de Chile in 2016.  (mehr …)

Sebastian Garbe



Slađana Branković holds a M.A. in Theory of Culture and Gender Studies from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and is currently a PhD candidate at the Sociology Department, Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany, and a scholarship holder of the Hans Böckler Foundation. They currently engage with subjects of naturalisation of Western sex/gender regimes, discursive strategies in intersex advocacy, and intersex representation in visual arts.
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Teona Micevska

Teona Micevska is a PhD candidate in English literature at the University of Giessen, Germany, a member of the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC). Her doctoral dissertation under the working title “The Female Dandy in Modernist Culture and Beyond”, focuses on female dandyism and modernist women poets. She has conducted archival research at the British Library, Senate House Library, and the Bodleian Library. She holds M.A. degrees in English Literatures from the University of Freiburg, Germany and in Comparative Literature from. Her research interests include modernist literature and culture, queer studies, history of feminism, and theories of authorship and performativity.



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