Prof. Dr. Katja Sabisch (Acting Director)

Professor of Gender Studies
  • Social and gender inequality, sociology of knowledge and science studies
  • Sociology of knowledge
  • Medicine and gender
  • Discourse history on gender inequality/ history of science in the 19th and 20th century
  • Postfeminist and post colonial feminist theory
  • Gender in institutions and organizations (Gender Mainstreaming and Diversity Management)
  • Inter* in research discourse


Prof. Dr. Maren Lorenz (Deputy Director)

Professor in Early Modern History / Gender History
  • social and cultural history
  • history of knowledge, history of ideas in times of enlightenment
  • historical criminology, legal history,
  • violence history
  • theory and methods of historical research
  • historical research and the new media


Prof. Dr. Astrid-Deuber Mankowsky

Professor of Mass Media and Media Players, especially gender consideration
  • Media theory and gender difference
  • Life science and public media
  • History of knowledge and media
  • Practices of illusions of the modern and post modern, new media technologies


Prof. Dr. Heike Kahlert

Professor of Sociology/Social inequality and gender


  • Transformation of knowledge in the modern
  • Gender relations und social change in a welfare state
  • Institutionalized disparities in educational system
  • Equality related progress of organization in Public-Profit-sphere

  • Foto: Universität Rostock/Klatt


Prof. Dr. Änne Söll

Professor for Modern and Contemporary Art History
  • Modern portrait and self-portrait
  • Gender relating to "consume" historical interior in the interwar period
  • Arts and War in the 19th and 20th century
  • Men science in art history
  • History, design, reception and mediality of artist journals
  • Video-arts-history
  • Concepts of the modern era in the arts


Prof. Dr. Christian Grünnagel

Professor of Romanic philology, especially Literature Studies and Didactics
  • Masculinities in Latin American literatures and cultures
  • Construction of sex and gender in literature and culture
  • Historical masculinities in Spain, castrato singers in the Age of Enlightment
  • Masculinity and (neo-)sexualities



More Members of the director's board of Gender Studies


Marie-Jahoda-Visting Professor Mary Fissell

Visiting Chair in International Gender Studies  


Anike Krämer

Research Assistant of Prof. Dr. Katja Sabisch
  • Intersexuality


Dr. Sandra Hertel

Research Assistant of Prof. Dr. Maren Lorenz
  • Early modern History
  • Women's and Gender History
  • Visual Culture
  • Media History
  • Court and Ceremonial
  • History of Habsburg Monarchy
  • History of the county "Mark"


Friederike Bergstedt

Equality Commissioner of Ruhr University Bochum  


Stefanie Leinfellner

Coordinator of Marie-Jahoda Visiting Chair/Research assistant of Prof. Dr. Heike Kahlert
  • Social transformations and welfare state
  • Social inequality (context: science careers)
  • Family, parenthood and science careers


Maximiliane Brand

Student coordinator Gender Studies/ Research Assistant of Prof. Dr. Katja Sabisch
  • Critical Men's Studies
  • Sociology of Knowledge and Science Studies
  • Institutionalization of Women's and Gender Studies
  • Intersectionality



Former members of the director's board

  • Prof. Dr. Regina Schulte
  • Prof. Dr. Ilse Lenz
  • Prof. Dr. Cilja Harders
  • Prof. Dr. Dagmar Vinz
  • Prof. Dr. Isabel Richter
  • Prof. Dr. Lieselotte Steinbrügge
  • Prof. Dr. Eva Warth
  • Dr. Andrea Seier
  • Dr. Lisa Mense
  • Dr. Masha Gerding
  • Dr. Charlotte Ullrich
  • Dr. Tanja Scheiterbauer
  • Dr. Anja Michaelsen
  • Dr. Beate von Miquel
  • Dr. Muriel Gonzalez Athenas
  • Dipl. Pol. Saida Ressel
  • Melanie Trommer, M.A.
  • Julia Figdor, M.A.
  • Hanna Surma, M.A.
  • Stephanie Sera, M. A.
  • Dr. Xenia von Tippelskirch
  • Assibi Tchédré, M. A.
  • Luise Malchert, Dipl.-Soziologin