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Anna Böcker

 

Born in 1980 in Western Germany, Anna Böcker is interested in combining feminist, postcolonial and queer theory. She completed her studies in Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin and Université de Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2008. Her diploma thesis was a discourse-analytical work on the subject of "Gay Marriage, Reproduction and Citizenship. Heteronormalization in the Parliamentary Debates on Registered Partnerships in Germany".

 

PhD-Project
Biopolitics and biotechnologies. Heteronormativity, reproduction and citizenship in German debates on assisted reproduction
(Working title)

This dissertation aims at understanding the complex relationship between heteronormativity, gender and citizenship in the field of reproductive technology and its legal regulation in Germany.  The research area encompasses current debates about the legitimacy of forms of non-normative parenting and assisted reproduction as well as related debates on social eugenics, immigration, race and class. In the context of rapid biomedical development and transnationalization of reproductive economies, how are the normative boundaries drawn with respect to the question who is entitled to reproduce society and who is not? Discourse-analytical methods will be used to examine how heteronormative gender and citizenship interact and are reformulated amidst the tension between biomedical possibilities and biopolitical regulations.

 

Contact
Email: anna.boecker [at] univie.ac.at
 

 

Selected Publications:

Rassismus schreiben und schweigen. Eine Respondenz zu Jennifer Petzen, in: Gender Initiativkolleg (Hg.): Gewalt und Handlungsmacht. Queer_Feministische Perspektiven, Campus Verlag, Frankfurt a.M., 2012

Weder gleich- noch que(e)rstellen. Heteronormativität, Reproduktion und Citizenship in den Debatten zur Lebenspartnerschaft, in: gender... politik... online, URL: web.fu-berlin.de/gpo/boecker.htm, 2011

Integration, in: Arndt, Susan und Ofuatey-Alazard, Nadja (Hg.): Wie Rassismus aus Wörtern spricht. (K)Erben des Kolonialismus im Wissensarchiv deutsche Sprache. Ein kritisches Nachschlagewerk, Unrast, Münster, 2011

Positiver Rassismus, in: ebd.

Integration, verfasst mit Heft, Kathleen und Goel, Urmila. In: Nduka-Agwu, Adibeli und Hornscheidt, Antje Lann (Hg): Rassismus auf gut Deutsch: Ein kritisches Nachschlagewerk zu rassistischen Sprachhandlungen, Brandes und Apsel, Frankfurt a.M., 2010

Bi? Poly? Queer?, in: Méritt, Laura; Bührmann, Traude und Nadja Boris Schefzig (Hg.): Mehr als eine Liebe. Polyamouröse Beziehungen, Orlanda, Berlin 2005

 

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