The GenderOpen repository is a consortium project of the three university-based Gender Studies centers in Berlin. It is directed by Dr. Anita Runge, Margherita von Brentano Center, Freie Universität Berlin; Dr. Karin Aleksander, Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies at Humboldt Universität; and Prof. Sabine Hark, Center for Interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies at Technische Universität. Other project partners are the Gender Studies Association (Gender e.V.); the META database project of the i.d.a. umbrella association of German-language Women’s/Lesbian Archives, Libraries, and Documentation Sites; the Online Gender Glossary of Leipzig; the State Working Group of Women’s and Gender Studies Institutions in Lower Saxony; and the project Online Knowledge Portal of LGBTI Health and Social Participation at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts; the Budrich Verlag, the transcript Verlag and the editorial staff of the journals Gender, femina politica, Freiburger Zeitschrift für GeschlechterStudien, and feministische Studien.
The German Research Foundation’s project support finances three full-time positions for research assistants as well as student assistants with various thematic specializations, each based at one of the participating institutions:
- Aline Oloff studied Gender Studies and Romance Language Studies in Berlin and Paris and completed her doctorate in 2016 with a dissertation on the women’s movement in postcolonial France. From 2012 to 2015, she was part of the DFG project “After Bologna: Gender Studies at the Entrepreneurial University.” In the GenderOpen project, Aline Oloff is responsible for content acquisition with the assistance of Mareike Trawnik (student assistant at the TU).
Mareike Trawnik completed her bachelor’s degree in Political Science at FU Berlin and is now pursuing her master’s in Social Sciences at the HU Berlin. Her specializations include critically evaluating relationships of power and domination, especially in regard to feminist issues.
- Andreas Heinrich studied Political Science, French, and Art History in Freiburg, Leipzig, and Rennes. From 2013 to 2015, he completed a librarian traineeship at the Osnabrück University Library focusing on Political Science and Sociology. Most recently, he worked as a subject specialist in Economics at the library of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. In the GenderOpen project, Andreas Heinrich’s special responsibility is metadata. He is assisted by Eva-Lotte Rother (student assistant at the HU).
Eva-Lotte Rother completed her bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science at the HAW Hamburg and is currently pursuing her Masters in Library Science and Gender Studies at the HU Berlin. She is specialized in catalogs, gender, and culture.
- Marianne Seidig studied Art History and General and Comparative Literature in Berlin and Bologna and completed her doctorate with a dissertation on Venetian Renaissance painting. From 2014 to 2016, she completed a librarian traineeship at the State Library of Berlin – Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. In the GenderOpen project, Marianne Seidig is primarily responsible for the repository’s technical setup and for project coordination and communication. She is assisted by Sarah Staeck (student asisstant at the FU).
- Sarah Staeck completed her bachelor’s in Political Science and Psychology at the University of Mannheim. She is currently pursuing her master’s in Political Science at FU Berlin. Her main subject areas are development cooperation and Gender Studies.