Prof. Dr. Helma Lutz - Biography


  • 2005  Habilitation in sociology, University Münster, Germany

  • 1999  Habilitation in educational science, University Münster, Germany

  • 1990  PhD in sociology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • 1983  MA in sociology, Free University of Berlin

  • 1976  BA in social work, University of Kassel, Germany

  • 1972  graduated (Abitur) from Gymansium Hann. Münden, Germany



  • Since 2015    Managing Director of the Cornelia Goethe Centrum

  • 2011-2015    Deputy Director of the Cornelia Goethe Centrum

  • 2011-2015    Speaker of the Sektion Biographieforschung in der DGS

  • Since 2007    Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt

  • 2006            Guest Professor at the Sorbonne, (École Pratique des Hautes Études, EPHE), Paris, France

  • 2005-2006    Maria-Goeppert-Mayer-Guest Professor for International Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Hildesheim, Germany

  • 2004-2005    Fellow in Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), Wassenaar, The Hague/The Netherlands

  • 1999-2007   Reader, University of Münster, Germany, Department of education and social sciences                            

  • 2000            Visiting Professor at the ‘International Women’s University’ Hanover, Germany        

  • 1998-2000    Member of the curriculum committee of the ‘International Women’s University’, Hanover, Germany

  • 1997 -1999   Visiting Professor: Education and Women’s Studies, Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Germany

  • 1996            Scholar in Residence, Amsterdam School of Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • 1991-1996   Assistant professor at the Department of General Social Sciences and the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER), University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

  • 1985-1990   Researcher at the "Centre for Race and Ethnic Studies" University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • 1983-1985   Social planning, International Building Exhibition in Urban Redevelopment, Berlin, Germany

  • 1980-1983   Lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin (TU), Germany

  • 1976-1980   Social worker in different projects in Germany (Kassel, Bremen, Berlin)