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 different thematic priorities, each based at one of the participating institutions:
Mareike Trawnik completed her bachelor’s degree in Political Science at FU Berlin and is now studying Social Sciences in the master’s degree at the HU Berlin. Her main interests include the critical examination of power relations with a special focus on feminist theory.
- Eva-Lotte Rother studied Library Science in Hamburg, Berlin, and Budapest.
She received her Master’s degree in Library Science with a thesis on the GenderOpen project. Since April of 2018 she has been working as research associate in the project. She is mainly responsible for public relations and content acquisition. She is supported by Helena Hoffmann (student assistant at the HU).Helena Hoffmann has a bachelor's degree in Pedagogic and Educational Science (University of Marburg) as well as a master's degree in Youth Welfare (FH Münster). She is currently studying Gender Studies at HU Berlin.
Mirjam Kronschnabel studied European Studies in Passau and Moscow (bachelor) and is currently working on her master's degree in Gender Studies at HU Berlin. She is mainly interested in Eastern and Central European Cultural Studies as well as in ethnographic Gender Studies.
- 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 librarian in Economics in the library of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. In the GenderOpen project, Andreas Heinrich’s special responsibility is metadata.
Sarah Staeck completed her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Psychology at the University of Mannheim. She is currently studying Political Science in the master’s degree at FU Berlin. Her main subject areas are development cooperation and Gender Studies.
Laura Grubner (student apprentice) studied Political Science (bachelor) at the University of Vienna. She is currently working on her master's degree at FU Berlin. Her research interests focus feminist and political theories as well as analysis and critic of power relations.
- Dr. Agnes Mühlmeyer-Mentzel studied Computer Science at the Saarland University and received her PhD in 2005 from the FU Berlin with a psycho-linguistic topic. Since 1988 she has been working in data processing at the FU Berlin. She has also been working as technical and scientific support of research and teaching within different divisions of the Psychology and Educational Science department. Since 2014 she forms part of the Qualitative Social and Educational research section. As cooperating partner, Agnes Mühlmeyer-Mentzel is responsible for the setup of the repository software used in the GenderOpen project.
Former project members:
- Sophie Eichhorst, student apprentice, October 2017 to January 2018
- Aline Oloff, research associate, October 2016 to May 2018. She was mainly responsible for content acquisition.
- Marianne Seidig, research associate, October 2016 to March 2018. She was primarily responsible for the repository’s technical setup and for project coordination and communication.