Visiting Scholars

Portrait Muneeb Ul Lateef Banday

Muneeb Ul Lateef Banday, PhD
Visisting scholar at CGI, 17.06.2024 – 05.07.2024

Research Project: 
“Decolonial feminist analysis of the fourth industrial revolution discourses”

University of Innsbruck, Ágnes-Heller-Haus, Innrain 52a |5th floor, Room 05K010, A-6020 Innsbruck

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Muneeb Ul Lateef Banday is a postdoctoral researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (ICFG), University of Bern. Its research interests include analyzing neoliberalism, (de)coloniality, gender, sexuality, caste, and ageing at work. Muneeb is particularly interested in the interrelationships among power, discourse, and subjectivities. Its research has been published in various conferences, book chapters and journals, including the Journal of Business Ethics, Gender & Development and The Gerontologist. In its postdoctoral project, Muneeb analyses the imaginaries of the ‘future of work’ and ‘future workers’ in the policy discourses using decolonial and decolonial feminist theory. Muneeb is also working on a project on the intersections between decolonial and Dalit/anti-caste feminism.

Muneeb completed its PhD in Organizational Behaviour at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in 2021. Since 2021, it is an Assistant Professor (currently on leave) in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the Goa Institute of Management. Muneeb has been a Swiss Government Excellence Postdoctoral Scholar at the ICFG, University of Bern since September 2023.

Henrike Bloemen

Henrike Bloemen, MA
Visisting scholar at CGI, 01.04.2024 - 30.09.2024

Research Project: 
"The Everydayness of Power. Common Sense between Gendered Subjectivation and Socialisation"

Research focus:
Power & domination relations; discourse & hegemony theories; everyday life, affect and common sense theories, cultural studies

University of Innsbruck, Ágnes-Heller-Haus, Innrain 52a |5th floor, Room05N030, A-6020 Innsbruck

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Henrike Bloemen is doing her doctorate in political science at the interface of political theory and gender studies at the University of Münster. In her doctoral project, she is investigating, among other things, the possibilities offered by Antonio Gramsci's writings for analysing the gendered materialisation of social power relations.

Henrike Bloemen studied political science in the Franco-German double degree programme between Sciences Po Lille and the University of Münster. From 2017 to 2024, she was a research assistant at the Chair of Theory and Politics of Gender Relations at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Münster. In 2018, she completed a research stay at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., USA. From 2018 to 2024, Henrike Bloemen took over the (co-)management of the Centre for European Gender Studies (ZEUGS) at the University of Münster. Since April 2024, she has been a scholarship holder of the Heinrich Hertz Foundation and Visiting Scholar at the CGI.

Former visiting scholars

Tabea Wullschleger

Tabea Wullschleger, MA
Visiting scholar at CGI / Department of History and European Ethnology, 9.1.2023 - 30.6.2023

Research project
"The management staff of the civilian-run camps and homes for refugees in Switzerland (1940-1949)"

Research focus:
Swiss history; camp research; biographical research; gender history

University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52d | Room 40731, A-6020 Innsbruck

Tabea Wullschleger is currently working on her dissertation project "The management staff of the civilian-run camps and homes for refugees in Switzerland (1940-1949)" (first supervisor: Prof. Dr. Erik Petry) at the Basel Graduate School of History (BGSH).

She studied History and German Philology at the University of Basel from 2014 to 2019. In 2017, she also completed a semester of the Master's programme in Global and Comparative History at the University of Warwick. From April 2021 to March 2022 she was a BGSH start-up scholarship holder and from April to August 2022 a doctoral fellow of the Gerda Henkel Foundation. Since September 2022, her project has been funded by the Doc.CH programme of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Within the framework of this funding, the guest residency will take place at the CGI and the Institute of Historical Sciences and European Ethnology at the University of Innsbruck.

Novella Benedetti

Novella Benedetti, MA
Visiting scholar at CGI, 14.3.2022 - 31.12.2023

Research project: 
"Language and gender-based violence in Italy (2015-2019):
A proposal of a linguistic index as to threat assessment"

Research focus:
Forensic linguistics, corpus linguistics, pragmal linguistics, language and gender, violence and gender

University of Innsbruck, Karl-Schönherr-Straße 3 | Room 16, A-6020 Innsbruck

Novella Benedetti graduated in Translation and Interpreting (Italian, English and Spanish) from the University of Trieste and Euskal Herriko. Her thesis entitled "A century of migration flows from Trentino to Argentina: a sociolinguistic analysis" was carried out between Italy and Argentina and was awarded by the Historical Museum of Trento. She then worked for about 10 years with various NGOs in Italy, Germany, Costa Rica and Chile. In the meantime, she has completed a Master's degree in marketing and fundraising for NGOs, as well as advanced training in leadership coaching and journalism. Currently, Novella Benedetti is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the Italian Chamber of Journalists and works as a freelance language specialist in Italian, English, Spanish and German.

Since 2020, she has been a PhD student at the Universitat de Vic/Universitat Central de Catalunya, focusing her research on forensic linguistics, especially on the analysis of verbal violence against women.

Novella Benedetti has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Innsbruck since March 2022.

Ana Maria Miranda Mora

Ana Maria Miranda Mora,
Visiting scholar at am CGI, 01.4.2022 - 31.12.2022

Research project: 
"Feminist struggles against gender-based violence. Queer and Postcolonial Strategies for Engaging with the Law"

Research focus:
Care work and global care chains, sexualised violence and feminicide, feminist rage, feminist legal theory, post- and decolonial feminism, political and social philosophy, German philosophy

University of Innsbruck, Karl-Schönherr-Straße 3 | Room 16, A-6020 Innsbruck

Ana María Miranda Mora holds a PhD in Philosophy (2021) from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City. She is currently a DAAD postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in "Gender and Queer Studies" at the Alice Salomon Hochschule in Berlin; "Feminist Philosophy" at the Justus Liebig University Giessen and "Feminist Theory" at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich in Germany. She is also co-coordinator of the graduate programme "Feminisms of the Global South: decolonial and postcolonial perspectives" in the Postgraduate Programme in Gender Studies at UNAM in Mexico City.

Ana studied political philosophy and feminism in Mexico City, Madrid, Bochum and Berlin. She has taught at the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature at UNAM and at the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana in Mexico City. Ana has completed research stays at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, the Hegel Archive (Bochum) and the Walter Benjamin Archive (Berlin). Her projects and research stays have been funded by CONACYT, DAAD and the Research Centre for Classical German Philosophy.

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