Prof. Dr. Sarah Speck
Center Speaker

Sarah Speck is Professor of Sociology with a focus on women's and gender studies at Goethe University Frankfurt. She is a member of the faculty of the Institute for Social Research Frankfurt as well as deputy managing director of the Cornelia Goethe Center.

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Dr. Johanna Leinius
Center Coordinator

Johanna Leinius is the scientific manager of the Cornelia Goethe Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at Goethe University.

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We welcome early career researchers—PhD candidates and Postdocs—located at Goethe University who work on research projects in the fields of Gender Studies and who have registered with the university’s “Goethe Research Academy for Early Career Researchers“(GRADE).

Three simple steps to become a member:

  1. Admission to one of Goethe University’s faculties
    As a PhD candidate, you have been admitted by one of Goethe University’s faculties. Alternatively, you are affiliated with one of the faculties to work on your habilitation project.
  2. Application to GRADE
    You have registered with the “Goethe Research Academy for Early Career Researchers“(GRADE). When filling out the GRADE registration form you indicated your interest in becoming a member of the GRADE Center GENDER. The registration form is available at our media library.
  3. Affiliation with GRADE Center GENDER
    GRADE forwards the information on your interest to become a member of the GRADE Center GENDER to us. We will then contact you via e-mail and ask you to fill out a form in which you tell us about the thematic focus of your research project as well as your interests with regard to research contents and methods. Should you have registered with GRADE already, please contact the Center GENDER directly.


Interaction with other Graduate Programs or Research Centers

Doktoratsprogramm Gender Studies des Interdisziplinären Zentrum für Geschlechterforschung IZFG, Universität Bern
PhD Programme Comparative Gender Studies, Central European University Budapest
Intergender Consortium and Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, Linköping University, University of Helsinki, Karlstads Universitet, Örebro University, Utrecht University, Lund University, Södertörn University, Umea University, Uppsala University, Lulea University, Humboldt University, Université Paris 8, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Norwegian National Research School in Gender Studies, Stockholm University, Göteborg University
PhD Programme in Gender Studies, Uppsala University
PhD Programme in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Emory University, Atlanta/Georgia


Graduate Programmes

„Sozialisation, Familien und Gender im Kontext der Migration“, gefördert von der Deutsch-Französischen Hochschule (Projektleitung: Prof. Dr. Lena Inowlocki, CGC/FB 3)
„Konfigurationen des Films“ (Projektleitung: Prof. Dr. Vinzenz Hediger, CGC/FB 10)
„Doing Transitions ‒ Formen der Gestaltung von Übergängen im Lebenslauf“, gefördert von der DFG (Projektleitung an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a. M.: Prof. Dr. Andreas Walther, Fb 4; mitwirkendes Mitglied Prof. Dr. Barbara Friebertshäuser, CGC/FB 4)