Universität Innsbruck

Lena Drummer, MA 

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seit 03/2017 | Kollegiatin des Doktoratskollegs „Dynamiken von Ungleichheit und Differenz im Zeitalter der Globalisierung“ am Forschungsschwerpunkt „Kulturelle Begegnungen – Kulturelle Konflikte“, Universität Innsbruck

seit 2016 | PhD-Studium Soziologie, Universität Innsbruck; Stipendiatin aus der Nachwuchsförderung der Universität Innsbruck; Betreuer: Alan Scott und Wolfgang Dietrich

2015 | Praktikantin Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Forschungsgruppe Naher/Mittlerer Osten und Afrika

20132016 | MA-Studium in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation am UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies, Universität Innsbruck

20102013 | NGO-Tätigkeit in Kairo: Soliya Connect Program und Nawamis Development Society/Makhad Trust

20092010 | Forschungsaufenthalt an der Misr International University in Kairo, Ägypten

20062010 | BA-Studium in Internationale Betriebswirtschaft – Interkulturelle Studien mit dem Schwerpunkt arabische Kulturen und Sprache, Hochschule Heilbronn; Stipendiatin der Gustav-Berger-Stiftung


Mapping Feminist Uprisings: An Intersectional Conflict Analysis of the Tahrir and Gezi Park Movements

Im Rahmen des am Forschungsschwerpunkt „Kulturelle Begegnungen – Kulturelle Konflikte“ konzipierten transdisziplinären Projekts mit dem Titel: „Third Sides: Conflict Transformation and Gender in the Gezi Park and Tahrir Movements“ (gemeinsam mit Theresa Frank und Adham Hamed)

‘Third Sides’ is a transdisciplinary research project that examines forms of moral imagination within the Gezi Park and Tahrir Movements. The concept of the moral imagination as defined by John Paul Lederach consists of four crucial faculties: First, the capacity to imagine oneself in a web of relationships that includes one’s enemies. Second, the ability to embrace complexity without getting caught up in dualistic polarities. Third, a commitment to creativity. And fourth, an acceptance of the risk that necessarily goes along with attempts to transcend violence. The aim of this project is to understand the potential of moral imagination, as articulated by third sides, people from the community supporting a process of dialog and nonviolence to transform conflicts. This project is particularly interested in third sides from within both movements that articulate alternative courses of action regarding the transformation of gender-based violence and conflicts rooted in polarizing narratives about identity and belonging. On a theoretical level, the concept of moral imagination will be developed further by adding immoral imagination as a crucial new dimension. This approach will introduce potentials of dystopian interventions into conflict theory. The research combines a historical and an empirical component: In a first step, moral and immoral imagination will be analyzed in the works of first-, second- and third-wave feminists, taking some of the most representative actors in Egypt and Turkey as cases for a critical historical analysis. In a second step, two gender initiatives of the Gezi Park and Tahrir Movements will be analyzed empirically by applying semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions as methods of data collection that will be analyzed through a narratological approach.

Project Description


  • Islamische Feminismen
  • Islam und Frieden
  • Religion und Konflikt
  • Arabische Revolutionen
  • elicitive Konflikttransformation


  • Stefan Roll, Lena Drummer (2016): Das Scheitern der Arabellion und die Folgen für externe Demokratieförderung. Das Beispiel Ägypten, in: Ursula Männle (Hg.), Bedrohte Demokratie, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 83–91
  • Lena Drummer (2016): Self-Unfolding in Islam. Exploring the Power of Social Roles through Theater, in: Many Peaces Magazine 3, 1214


  • Religionen in den Medien | Feindbild Islam? Tagung der Evangelischen Akademie Bad Boll, 25.27. Februar 2011

Weitere Informationen


Doktoratskolleg „Dynamiken von Ungleichheit und Differenz im Zeitalter der Globalisierung“
Forschungsschwerpunkt „Kulturelle Begegnungen – Kulturelle Konflikte“

Raum: GEIWI-Turm, 11. Stock, Raum 4DG25
Mail: lena.drummer[at]student.uibk.ac.at