Research Projects

Research Projects at the Cornelia Goethe Center

Members of the Cornelia Goethe Center investigate the meanings and problems of gender relations in all areas of society. These are the symbolic constructions of masculinities and femininities, and the social inequalities and power relations in which they are embedded. The research targets contemporary sociopolitical questions and is characterized by an interest in theoretical reorientation, sociocultural processes of differentiation and international developments. The Center´s research projects have been funded by international and national third parties such as the European Union, the German Research Foundation, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Hans Böckler Foundation.

Current Research Projects

The personalization of depression – conditions, dynamics and implications of psychiatric biomarker research
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Thomas Lemke
Project staff: Jonas Rüppel and Laura Schnieder
Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Period: January 2017 to December 2019

Mobile Aging: Transnational pendulum practices and care networks of people retired between Turkey and Germany
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Kira Kosnick
Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Period: Project start 2017

Good care work? Transnational Home Care Arrangements
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Helma Lutz
Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of the D-A-CH Lead Agency Agreement
Period: June 2017 – May 2020

Religious positioning in the context of eschatological expectation of salvation
Subproject of the LOEWE-focus Religious Positioning: modalities and constellations in Jewish, Christian and Islamic contexts (RELPOS)
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Rebekka Voß
Funding: HMWK
Period: 2017-2020

Consolidating Frankfurt Korean Studies Through Teaching and Research on Identity and Transnational Mobility in and out of Korea
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Yonson Ahn
As the beneficiary of the AKS Seed Program of Korean Studies
Period: 2015-2018

The presumptuous life. Productive and counterproductive consequences of quantification in the digitally optimizing society
Funding: Volkswagen Foundation in the conveying line, key issues for science and society ‘
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Vera King (spokesperson; Goethe Univ & SFI Frankfurt / M..), Prof. Dr. Benigna Gerisch (IPU Berlin),
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa (Univ. Jena and Max Weber Center Erfurt)
Period: Project start 2017

Pathways to integration and adolescent development of unaccompanied refugee minors in residential care facilities
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Vera King (Goethe Univ. & SFI Frankfurt / M.)
Funding: Heidehof Foundation
Period: Project start 2017

Migrant early childhood care in Germany and France: an opportunity for female occupation? A comparative biographical policy evaluation.
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Ursula Apitzsch
Funding: Hessian Ministry for Science and the Arts (HMWK)
Period: April 2017 – September 2018

From the education of the uncivilized. Postcolonial gender dimensions in the concept of civilization
Project leader: Dr. Julia König
Funding: Hessian Ministry for Science and the Arts (HMWK)
Period: April 2017 – September 2018

Transnational (return) migration of former Korean guest workers in Hesse and South Korea
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Yonson Ahn
Funding: Hessian Ministry for Science and the Arts (HMWK)
Period: May 2016 – October 2017

Biographical achievements and negotiations of belongings among the descendants of immigrant families. A qualitative comparative study on the impact of policies in two generations in the metropolitan areas of Strasbourg and Frankfurt am Main
Project board: Prof. Dr. Ursula Apitzsch
Funding: University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS)
Period: 2017-2019

Doing Gender on the Web 2. 0 ‘- An exploratory case study Doing Gender in makeup tutorials on the Internet platform YouTube
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Ulla Wischermann
Project Staff: Elsa Franz
Funding: Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (HMWK)
Period: 2016-2017

Tracking the Traffic: Bertha Pappenheim App
Project management and editing: Elianna Renner (Bremen), Prof. Dr. Rebekka Voß
Promotion: A project of the Young Academy, Berlin
Duration: 2015-2018

Yiddish, the language of love: Isaac Wetzlar’s Libes briv (1748/49) in the context of pietism, foresight and moral literature
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Rebekka Voß, Prof. Dr. Marion Aptroot (Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf)
Funding: DFG
Duration: 2013-2017

Apories of perfection in the accelerated modernity. Current cultural change of self designs, relationship designs and body practices
Head: Prof. Dr. Vera King (spokeswoman, Hamburg), Prof. Dr. Benigna Gerisch (Berlin), Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa (Jena)
V. King`s project staff: Julia Schreiber, Niels Uhlendorf, Katarina Busch
Funding: Volkswagen Foundation funding initiative ‘key issues of science and society’
Duration: 2012-2017

Binational Franco-German doctoral College Strasbourg / Frankfurt a. M.
‘Socialization, family and gender in the context of migration’
Speakers: Prof. Ina Inowlocki and Prof. Cathérine Delcroix
Funding: Deutsch-Französische Hochschule (DFH)
Period: since 2014

Nature – Science – Gender: Women Researchers in Frankfurt
Project Board: Prof. Dr. Birgit Blättel-Mink and Prof. Dr. Verena Kuni
Period: since 2013

Demographyzation of the political? An intersectional analysis of German family and migration policy since the mid-1990s
Project leader: Dr. Susanne Schultz
Funding: German Research Foundation,
Period: 2014-2017

Dissertation project: ‘Renegotiation of family, kinship and overall bad? The use of reproductive technologies by lesbian couples
Project leader: Sarah Dionisius
Period: since 2013

‘Norbert Elias as a teacher’: Norbert Elias and the first sociologists
Project Board: Dr. Marion Keller
Period: since January 2015

From Flying Flatirons to Talking Tupperware and Beyond: Artistic Hacks and (Re)Inventions of Everyday Technologies
Project Board: Prof. Dr. Verena Kuni

ArtSciEd – Plattform für die Entwicklung, Präsentation und Vermittlung von Lehr-Forschungsprojekte an der Schnittstelle von Kultur- und Naturwissenschaften (Platform for the development, presentation and communication of educational research projects at the interface of cultural and natural sciences)
Project Board: Prof. Dr. Verena Kuni and Prof. Dr. Paul W. Dierkes

The Care Curtain of Europe. A Critique of the Global Care Chain Concept
Project Board: Prof. Dr. Helma Lutz
Project Staff: Marija Grujic
Period: since April 2012

Animals in American Literature
Project Board: Prof. Dr. Susanne Opfermann
Period: 2012 – 2018

Afrikas Asiatische Optionen – AFRASO
Climate change, development and gender – comparison of civil society negotiation processes in Tunisia and Morocco
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Uta Ruppert
Project Staff: Dr. Tanja Scheiterbauer
Period: 2013-2017