Petra Feldmann, M. A. (Cultural Studies)
Muslima between Projective Desire, Victim Role, and Headscarf: A Current Stereotype Analysed (working title; abstract)
(Supervisor: Prof. Wilhelm Heitmeyer)
Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, German-Jewish and German-Islamic cultural history, Gender Studies, Islam in German media, Intersectionality, Post-Colonial theory
Afghanistan: culturally immanent social and kinship structures among Pashtun nomads, Ethnology of kinship and religion
Media and Communication Studies
Representation of minorities in mass media, qualitative content analysis
- Feldmann, Petra (In cooperation with Diana Sahrai, in press): Replacing Old Inequalities by New Ones. Education Policy in Afghanistan. In: Dialectical Anthropology: Special Issue on Afghanistan. Edited by Christian Sigrist.
- Feldmann, Petra. Erörterungen zur Forschung von Nancy Tapper: Bartered Brides - Politics, Gender and Marriage in an Afghan Tribal Society. In: Afghanistan Recherche - Zeitschrift für Wissenschaft und Kultur. (Internetpublikation)
Conference lectures (selection)
April 2010: Between Orient or Modernity? Representations of German-Muslim Women in German Mass Media: A Critical Glance. Conference“Postcolonialism and Islam”, organised by The Northern Association for Postcolonial Studies (NAPS) and Culture Team of the Faculty of Education and Society at the University of Sunderland, United Kingdom (paper accepted for presentation)
June 2010: “Muslim Womanhood“: Perspectives on Current Stereotypes of Muslim Women in Germany. Talk at the conference “Interim Worlds: Women in Migration Processes (18. - 21. Century” (Bad Urach), organised by The State Agency for Civic Education Baden-Württemberg and The University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich.
July 2010: Lost in Space? A Critical Analysis of Gender-Specific Representations of Muslim Women in German Mass Media. Talk at the conference “Emerging Spaces: New Possibilities in Critical Times”, Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association 2010 Conference. Organised by Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and University of South Australia, Adelaide/ Australia.
October 2010: Breaking the Stereotype or Reinforcing the Stereotype? Manifestations of Stereotypes of Muslim Women in German Media Discourse. Talk at the conference “Breaking the Stereotype 2010”, Kadir Has University/ Istanbul. Organised by Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck/ Austria and Notre Dame University of Beirut/ Lebanon.
December 2010: Gender-Specific Representations of Muslim Women in Germany. Talk at the conference “A Scholarly Affair”, 2010 Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia conference. Organised by the School of Arts and Social Sciences and the Centre for Peace and Social Justice at Southern Cross University, Byron Bay/ Australia.
May 2011: “The Muslima”: The Construction of a Gender-Specific Stereotype via Mass Media. University of Applied Arts Vienna (Series of lectures: “Art - Research - Gender: Gender in Popular Culture”).
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