Kristina Schneider studied Social and Cultural Anthropology in combination with a minor in Gender Studies and Sociology at Göttingen University. Afterwards, she was a graduate assistant at the Gender Research Unit and the Research Network DORISEA (Dynamics of Religion in Southeast Asia) at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, both located at Göttingen University.
Since 2013, she does her PhD research about the interrelations between religious and sexual identifications based on the example of religious LBT (lesbian and bisexual women, Trans*men) in Indonesia. Her ongoing dissertation project examines how religious identifications and same-sex desire/identifications are dynamically connected and negotiated in different social spaces and contexts (everyday, activist, media) while both are seen as paradoxes in hegemonic discourse. In addition, the research explores the question what concepts of self arise at the intersection of desire and faith through these negotiations.
In addition to her first teaching activities at the University of Göttingen, Kristina Schneider has been working as a trainer specialized in gender and sexuality in both youth and adult education.
Kristina Schneider has been working at the Göttingen Diversity Research Institute since October 2016. First, she was responsible for support services and assistance of students of the MA programme Diversity Studies. Since July 2018, she is a research associate at the Institute. She currently coordinates the MA programme Diversity Studies in the Social Sciences.