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. Eva Warth

Professor of Film and Television- construction of gender in film and television
  • Feminist film theory
  • Culture studies and feminist approaches in television
  • Historical and aesthetical relationships between film and television
  • Construction and representation of cultural and social identities
  • Function of media in gender construction
  • Similarities between Gender Studies and Cultural Studies
  • Global formats in film and television and their local appropriation/acquisition


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


More Members of the director's board of Gender Studies


Marie-Jahoda-Visting Professor Jonathan Katz

Visiting Chair in International Gender Studies  


Anike Krämer

Research Assistant of Prof. Dr. Katja Sabisch
  • Intersexuality


Dr. Anja Michaelsen

Research Assistant of Prof. Dr. Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky
  • Mediality of parentage
  • New media theory, history of media, and gender research


Dr. Muriel González Athenas

Research Assistant of Prof. Dr. Maren Lorenz
  • Early modern History
  • Gender Studies, methods and epistemology
  • Theories of writing of history
  • Oeconomic and Social history in the 20th century, Germany and Spain
  • History of guilds and crafts in the Early Modern Period
  • History of feminism


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

  • Dipl. Pol. Saida Ressel
  • Prof. Dr. Regina Schulte
  • Prof. Dr. Ilse Lenz
  • Prof. Dr. Cilja Harders
  • Prof. Dr. Dagmar Vinz
  • Prof. Dr. Isabel Richter
  • Prof. Dr. Lieselotte Steinbrügge
  • Dr. Andrea Seier
  • Dr. Lisa Mense
  • Dr. Masha Gerding
  • Dr. Charlotte Ullrich
  • Dr. des.Tanja Scheiterbauer
  • 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