2018–2019 Visiting Scholars, Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

The Margherita von Brentano Center 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 approx. 4 weeks to 4 months and have to be carried out during the Winter Term 2018-19 (Oct to February) or the Summer Term 2018 (April to July) (Academic Calendar) during which time scholars will pursue independent research and will have the opportunity to 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. 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 nor health or work insurance. Visiting scholars are expected to be self-funded and self-insured. Visiting Scholars enjoy full access to the Freie Universität libraries and electronic resources, and will receive an e-mail account for the duration of their stay at the MvBZ.


Applicants should email the following documents by Mai 31, 2018 to bewerbungenmvbz.fu-berlinde:

  • 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 (English, German or Spanish)

Selection criteria

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 either German or English.


Applicants will be notified of the decision in writing by June 30, 2018.

In case of any questions please contact: Jennifer Chan


13. Februar 2018


31. Mai 2018