The Department of Gender Studies
2016-2017 Public Lecture Series
Prof. Sabine GrenzMethodological Reflections on Sexualities Research within Gender Studies
This talk will reflect on issues concerning research on sexualities. From a gender informed Foucaultian perspective it will discuss problematics related to the history of sexual sciences, of secrecies and silences concerning such an identity related and sensitive issue such as sexuality.
Sabine Grenz holds a PhD and a Habilitation in Gender Studies. Her research interests are in the field of prostitution and sexuality, the Second World War and feminist epistemologies and methodologies. She mainly works with interviews and diaries. As junior researcher she was located at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LES) and Humboldt-University Berlin. She had postdoc positions at the University of Gothenburg and Humboldt-University. Currently she is associate professor in Gender Studies at Humboldt-University and acting professor for Diversity Research at Georg-August-University Göttingen. From April onwards she will be professor for Gender Studies at the University of Vienna. Recent publications related to the talk include: Power in Feminist Research Processes" in: Plomien, Ania/Hemmings, Clare/Henry, Marsha/Evans, Mary/Wearing, Sadie/Madhok, Sumi (Hg.), Handbook of Feminist Theory (2014)