Project "Gender Reflexive Research"

Do rats know my gender? Can AIs have prejudices?

When gender-related aspects are to be systematically included in research, researchers face very different questions. With the call for proposals "Gender aspects in view" (German: „Geschlechteraspekte im Blick“), the BMBF wants to support this reflection on the relevance of gender in the entire research process.  For this purpose, the Equal Opportunities Office, together with the Cornelia Goethe Center, has received funding for the project "Gender Reflexive Research" („Geschlechterreflexiv Forschen“) to design an initial conceptual phase. During the period from July 2022 to February 2023, the project will explore how the relevance of gender-related aspects in research can be reflected more systematically in all departments at Goethe University.

The scientific and equality policy expertise of the Equal Opportunities Office and the Cornelia Goethe Center will converge over the next seven months to develop a concept that will sustainably integrate the consideration of of the relevance of gender into the research structures of Goethe University. The project is led by Katharina Meyer from the Equal Opportunities Office in cooperation with the CGC's scientific director Johanna Leinius. Project member Paula Blömers joined the project on 15.07.22 and will be centrally involved in the conceptual phase. 


Symposium: Let's talk about Sex, Gender & Research

December 01, 2022

In the context of the project 'Gender Reflexive Research', the Equal Opportunities Office and the Cornelia Gothe Centrum invite scientists and all interested persons to the symposium "Let's talk about Sex, Gender & Research" on December 01, 2022. Together we would like to shed light on and discuss needs, challenges and chances of implementing gender as a category of analysis in the different research areas.

15:30 - 17:30 Workshop Talks, Campus Westend (in German)

Sex and Gender as multidimensional variables in biomedical research and clinical medicine

with PD Dr. Andrea Kindler-Röhrborn (University Hospital Essen), Casino 1.802

Gender Reflexive Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences? Exchange of experiences and reflection

with members of the board of directors of the Cornelia Goethe Centre, IG Farben 1.314

Register by 11/24/2022 to 

18:00 - 20:00 Keynote and discussion (in English), Festsaal Casino & Online

“Gendered Innovations: Enhancing Excellence in Science & Technology" 

Prof. Dr. Londa Schiebinger (Stanford University)

Registration for the symposium is requested, for the workshops registration is required: .

You can also watch Prof. Londa Schiebinger's presentation online on Zoom: Link to Zoom (meeting ID: 683 6881 8219, identification code: 322804). 

You can download the detailed program and the exact registration modalities here

Dr. Katharina Meyer
Equality Officer
Project: Gender & Diversity Consulting for Research Alliances 

Fon.: +49 69 798-18131
Campus Westend, SKW-Building, Room 05.C108

Paula Blömers
Project: "Gender Reflexive Research"

Fon.: +49 69 798-22 051
Campus Westend, SKW-Building, Room 05.C109

Dr. Johanna Leinius
Scientific Manager Cornelia Goethe Center for Women´s and Gender Studies

Fon.: +49 69 798-35103
Campus Westend, PEG-Building, Room 2.G162