departments / topics

Transdisciplinary, intersectional studies

  • sex/gender and sexuality as categories of the formation of subjectivities, social relations, cultural imaginaries and symbolic representations as well as social discourses, practices, and institutions
  • intersections of sex/gender and sexuality, particularly in their  overlap with other categories of social differentiation and hierarchization
  • critical epistemologies and histories of knowledge production
  • developing transdisciplinary and multi-media apporaches

Bodies, subjectivitis, relationalities

  • critique of identity categories and identity formation, aiming at new forms of subjectivity, difference, and alterity
  • embodied subjectivity and the normative binary sex/gender order
  • Transgender und Intersex
  • Queer assemblages

Politics and International Relations

  • socio-cultural and geo-political significance of normative heterosexuality and the sex/gender binary and its historical continuities and changes
  • sexual politics of the state, of public institutions, organizations, parties, of social movements as well as subcultural interventions
  • critique of heteronormativity as a form of queer, intersectional critique of domination
  • modes of political organization: democracy, citizenship, participation, social dissent, hegemonic consensus in societies, which encourage or discourage a plurality of sex/genders and sexualities

Politics and International Relations

  • interrelations of sexuality and economy under conditions of neoliberalism and globalization
  • alternative, sustainable, collective, communal economies
  • economies of queer sociality
  • queering care work and care chains

Art, media, and culture

  • media and media critique
  • academic, cultural and artistic representations of sex/gender and sexuality
  • development of transdisciplinary, multi-media approaches
  • queer aesthetics
  • art as queer politics / queer politics as art