Women’s Representatives

Women’s Representatives of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology

At the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology, gender aspects are examined in research and teaching at the social and institutional level, depending on the individual disciplines. For example, the “career development of university graduates of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (BELA-E)” has been investigated with a DFG project since 1995.

Gender-specific socialization takes place in research and teaching, as well. The faculty aims at increasing the proportion of women on all qualification levels and especially in the areas where women are underrepresented. In addition, gender aspects are to be integrated in all fields of research and teaching.

The women’s representatives are continuously working on increasing the proportion of women particularly in these departments and those qualification levels in which women are underrepresented.

  • Quality assurance in appointment procedures
  • Voting right in department councils
  • Enforcement of target agreements for gender equality
  • Consulting regarding career and problems
  • Consulting concerning matters of sexual harassment
  • Consultation of new female professors
  • Establishing gender specific courses and research projects
  • Establishing and Controlling of Mentor Programs for young female scientists
  • Support of the development and continues improving of the FAU Family Service

Prof. Dr. Aida Bosch

  • Job title: Women’s representative of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology
  • Organization: Department Sozialwissenschaften und Philosophie
  • Working group: Department of Sociology
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-22386
  • Email:

The faculty’s women’s representative is supported by the deputy women’s representatives of the departments and an advisor.

Rima Ashour

  • Job title: Advisor to the women’s representative of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology
  • Organization: Beauftragte
  • Working group: Büro für Gender und Diversity
  • Phone number: +49 9131/85-25431
  • Email:

The women’s representatives are working towards the equality of women and men. They are contact persons for women scientists, female teachers and students of the Faculty and are committed to their concerns. The aim is to increase the proportion of women at all levels of science.

Department of Classical World and Asian Cultures

Prof. Dr. Corinna Reinhardt
Dr. Cleophea Ferrari

Department of English, American, and Romance Studies

Dr. Katharina Gerund
PD Dr. Karin Höpker

Department of Didactics

Dr. Katja Feigenspan
PD Dr. Christel Meier, Akad. ORat

Department of German and Comparative Studies

Dr. Aura Heydenreich, Akad. ORat

Department of History

Dr. Claudia Alraum
Marina Heller, M.A.

Department of Islamic-Religious Studies

Hadil Lababidi
Isabel Schatzschneider

Department of Media Studies and Art History

Dr. Anna Frasca-Rath
Tessa Theisen

Department of Education

Viktoria Flasche
Dr. Axel Gruhlke, Akad. Rat

Department of Psychology

Dr. Klaudia Kramer, Dipl.-Psych., Akademische Oberrätin
Dr. Anna-Carlotta Zarski

Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy

Christianna Bunt, M.A.
Dr. Larissa Pfaller

Department of Sport Science

Verena Hartung
Dr. Sabine Mayer

School of Theology

Dr. Nadine Hamilton
Lara Mührenberg, M.A.

Further women’s representatives of FAU

The target agreements include the following supporting programs:

  • ARIADNEphil Mentoring Program to support young female scientists (
  • Grants for Participation in Conferences
  • Funding for Guest Lectures
  • Gender Mainstreaming in Selection Processes

Sexual harassment will not be tolerated at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. FAU has a clear policy against sexual harassment supported by the “Guidelines for dealing with sexual harassment” and takes  an active stance in dealing with conflicts. (

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