Cornelia Goethe Centrum

Cornelia Goethe Colloquia – Winter Semester 2019/20: Trans*Formations

The Cornelia Goethe Colloquia are an open forum for interdisciplinary discussion on women’s and gender studies. Interested parties are cordially invited!

This semester, the colloquia are being held under the title:


Since 2018, ‘diverse’ can be recorded next to ‘male’ and ‘female’ in the German birth register. The struggles of trans*persons are beginning to bear fruit, and non-binary or gender-conform perspectives, experiences and knowledge production are becoming increasingly visible. Trans* and Queer Studies thematize these diverse life realities and experiences and shed an illuminating light on the rules of the game and the constraints of dual genderism.
In the winter semester 2019/20, the Cornelia Goethe Colloquia will be addressing questions of education and pedagogy in the still emerging field of Transgender Studies. The lecture series will open with a theoretical perspective on “Trans*Formations”. The series concludes with a panel discussion on Trans*pedagogies and queer educational work. In between, central positions and current research questions of Transgender Studies will be presented and discussed.


Cornelia Goethe Centrum for Women’s and Gender Studies (CGC)
Conception: Bettina Kleiner, Marianne Schmidbaur, Franziska Vaessen, Tina Breidenich
Coordination: Lucas Schucht

Time and Location

Goethe-Universität, Campus Westend,
Theodor- W.- Adorno-Platz 6
PEG-Building, R. 1.G 191
Wednesday, 6 pm – 8 pm c.t.

Entrance is free of charg!

Here you can download the Booklet.
Layout: Miguel Pardo, Grübelfabrik

About the title image:

„A cymbal crashed, and roaring horns“ 2017, Öl auf Leinwand © Jesse Mockrin

JESSE MOCKRIN (b. Silver Spring, MD, 1981) received her M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego, in 2011, and her B.A. from Barnard College, New York, in 2003. Mockrin has had solo exhibitions at Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Nathalie Karg Gallery (New York), and Galerie Perrotin (Seoul). In 2019, her work was acquired by the Dallas Museum of Art, and her work also appears in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Rubell Collecti on, the KRC Collecti on, and the Hans-Joachim and Gisa Sander Foundation. In 2017 she presented a solo project at Galerie Perrotin in Seoul, South Korea. Mockrin‘s work has been covered extensively, appearing in publicati ons including Artf orum, The New Yorker, Vogue, T Magazine, Modern Painters, and Art Agenda, among others. A catalogue for her solo exhibition Syrinx was produced by Night Gallery in 2019. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our cooperation partners for their support of this lecture series:

Individual Dates

18:00 to 20:00
Campus Westend Normative Orders

Der Vortrag The Institutional Life of Intersectionality von Jennifer Nash (Duke University, USA) findet am 03.02.2021 asynchron  statt.

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The Institutional Life of Intersectionality

Vortragssprache: Englisch

This talk aspires to historicize the present moment, one where intersectionality is celebrated as “part of the gender studies canon,” (Baca Zinn 2012) “the most cutting-edge approach to the politics of gender, race, sexual orientation, and class” (Hancock 2011), and “the most important contribution that women’s studies … has made so far” (McCall 2005). In other words, the talk endeavors to understand a moment when intersectionality, a form of outsider-knowledge, has become institutionalized, conflated with diversity, and deployed by universities (and women’s studies departments and programs) to signal commitments to inclusion and difference. How and why did intersectionality come to institutional power in the early 2000’s, and what institutional needs – in women’s studies, and in the university more broadly – did intersectionality’s emergence serve?

Jennifer Nash

JENNIFER C. NASH is the Jean Fox O’Barr Professor at Duke University. She is the author of two books: The Black Body in Ecstasy: Reading Race, Reading Pornography (2014) which was awarded the Alan Bray Prize from the GLQ caucus of the Modern Language Association, and Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality (2019), which was awarded the Gloria Anzaldúa Prize from the National Women’s Studies Association. Her third book, Birthing Black Mothers, is forthcoming on Duke UP. She is also the editor of Gender: Love (2016), and the co-editor of Routledge Companion to Intersectionality (forthcoming). She has published articles in Signs, American Quarterly, Feminist Studies, Feminist Review, differences, GLQ, and Theory & Event. She has held fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Columbia Society of Fellows, and the WEB Du Bois Institute at Harvard University.

Ort & Zeit

03.02.2021 (asynchron)
Die Aufzeichnung ist ab dem 03.02.2021 auf der Homepage des CGC und dem YouTube-Kanal des Centrums abrufbar.

Aktuelle Hinweise zu den Colloquien und COVID-19

Aufgrund der derzeit unabsehbaren Entwicklungen von COVID-19 behält sich das Cornelia Goethe Centrum vor, Veranstaltungen kurzfristig zu verlegen oder abzusagen. Bitte informieren Sie sich vor Veranstaltungsbeginn über Zeitpunkt, Ort und Format der Colloquien unter


Cornelia Goethe Centrum für Frauenstudien und die Erforschung der Geschlechterverhältnisse (CGC)
Konzeption: Bettina Kleiner, Helma Lutz, Marianne Schmidbaur
Koordination: Lucas Schucht

Für die Unterstützung der Veranstaltungsreihe bedanken wir uns sehr herzlich bei unseren Kooperationspartner*innen!