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Call for Visiting Scholars at Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies, Freie Universität Berlin.

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Call for 2017–18 Visiting Scholars

The Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies at Freie Universität Berlin offers non-stipendiary visiting fellowships to excellent scholars who are conducting research related to one of our research priority areas. These are:

  • transnational, transregional and transcultural gender relations;
  • body, sexuality, biopolitics; digital public(s) and gender;
  • subjectivity, power, emotions and affections;
  • feminist theory, diversity and intersectionality

Visiting scholar appointments are from ca. 4 weeks to 4 months and have to be carried out during  Winter Term 2017-18 (Oct to February) or Summer Term 2018 (April to July) during which time scholars will pursue independent research and interact with faculty, students, and researchers within the field of gender studies.


Visiting Scholars are expected to actively participate in the academic activities of the MvBZ. These include the participation in workshops, conferences and lecture series. We encourage visiting scholars to present their ongoing work and publish a working paper. The center requests that in return, scholars in residence acknowledge the center’s support in any publications that result from this research period.


The MvBZ does not provide funding or any insurance, and visiting scholars are expected to be self-funded and self-insured. Visiting Scholars enjoy full access to the Freie Universität Berlin libraries and electronic resources, and will receive an e-mail account for the duration of their stay at the MvBZ.


Applicant should email the following documents by Mai 31, 2017 to

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Outline of your research project including the work you propose to conduct during your stay at the MvBZ
  • List of publications
  • If applicable: one of your one publications related to the proposed research project (in English, German or Spanish)

Selection criteria

The MvBZ welcomes applications from academic researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds who hold a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent), and whose proposed research relates to the research topics of the MvBZ. We request a fluent command of German or English.


Applicants will be notified of the decision in writing by June 30, 2017

Contact person

Dr. Sabina García Peter

Support for Junior Researchers & Digitalization

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