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Sabine Grenz

Visiting Professor

Department of Gender Studies

English, German
Key Expertise
Gender, Sex Work, Post-Secularity, Feminist Epistemology and Methodology

About me

Sabine Grenz is professor (univ./ass.) for interdisciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Vienna, where she also serves as head of the Gender Research Office (Referat Genderforschung). Before, she was acting professor for Diversity Research at the University of Göttingen (2015-2017) and she holds the honorary position as associate professor at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin where she is an associate member of the Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies.

Sabine worked masculinity and (hetero-)sexuality in sex work, femininity constructions during the Second World War, gender equality in higher education, institutionalization of Gender Studies and the intertwinement of meaning of life and gender constructions. Her current research interests are feminism and post-secularity as well as feminist epistemologies and methodologies.

Sabine is particularly interested in how the often called for engagement of secular feminist researchers with religious/spiritual women’s alterity and a feminist solidarity can be accomplished across the dichotomy of secular-transcendent/religious. She is further interested in how feminist research methodology can be further developed to reflect on silences created by this dichotomy.

For further information see: https://bildungswissenschaft.univie.ac.at/gender-studies/personal/sabine-grenz/ 

English publications include: 

Grenz, Sabine, 2023 (forthcoming), Post-secular Feminist Research: “The Concept of ‘lived’ religion and double critique”, Religion and Transformation in Contemporary European Society.

Grenz, Sabine, 2023 (forthcoming), “Gender Studies, academic purity and political relevance”, Ryan-Flood, Róisín/Crowhurst, Isabel/James-Hawkins, Laurie (eds.), Difficult Conversations: A Feminist Dialogue, London: Routledge, pp107-117.

Grenz, Sabine/Liinason, Mia (eds.), 2016, Women's/Gender Studies and Contemporary Changes in European Academic Cultures: International Perspectives, special section, Women’s Studies International Forum, pp79-177 

Grenz, Sabine, 2015, "Reading German Women's Diaries from the Second World War: Methodological, Epistemological and Ethical Dilemmas" in: Carotenuto, Sil­vana/Prlenda, Sandra/Jambresic Kirin, Renata (eds.), Feminist critique of know­ledge production, Napoli: Orientale University Press, pp187-201.

Grenz, Sabine, 2014, "Power in Feminist Research Processes" in: Plomien, Ania/Hemmings, Clare/Henry, Marsha/Evans, Mary/Wearing, Sadie/Madhok, Sumi (eds.), Handbook of Feminist Theory, London: Sage, pp61-74.