Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sabine Grenz

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sabine Grenz is professor for Gender Studies at the University of Vienna. From 2015 to 2017, she was acting professor at the Göttingen Diversity Research Institute. Since May 2017, Sabine Grenz is guest professor at the Diversity Research Institute.

After graduating from the University of Cologne in education, sociology and psychology, Sabine Grenz obtained an MSc in gender studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where she also worked on her PhD thesis (2001-2003) and, later, in the academic year 2010-11 was a guest lecturer.

Sabine Grenz was awarded her PhD in gender studies in 2004 by the Humboldt University in Berlin, where in the following year she became a post-doc researcher in the research training group "Gender as a category of knowledge" (funded by the DFG) and in 2007 a research associate. In 2008 Sabine Grenz started as a post-doc researcher at the University of Gothenburg. In 2010 she moved to Berlin to continue her research project and Habilitation thesis on the constructions of femininity in women's diaries of the Second World War supported by a gender equality scholarship from the Humboldt University in Berlin where she qualified to become a professor for gender studies in 2014.

Over this period she was also a guest lecturer at German and other European universities including the Freie Universität Berlin, the CEU Budapest and the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). She has been involved in national and international networks including ATHENA, the Socrates thematic network project for European women's and gender studies programmes, Genderact - academic cultures and transformation in European gender studies and ATGENDER.

Sabine Grenz was a research associate at the University of Göttingen from 2013 to 2015. From 2015 to 2017 she was acting professor at the Chair for Sociology of Diversity. During this time she was also a visiting professor at the University of Ghent (2015) and the University of Gothenburg (2016 and 2017).


Her research interests are:


  • Qualitative empirical methods (especially discourse analysis)
  • Gender epistemology and methodology
  • Gender, diversity and intersectionality
  • Gender, secularism and religion
  • Gender and sexualities (especially in the context of commercial sexuality)
  • Perspectives on gender constructions from cultural studies and social sciences
  • Equal opportunities (particularly in academia)
  • Institutionalisation and history of Gender Studies as an academic subject



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Teaching
Göttingen Diversity Research Institute