Women’s Representatives

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


From now until 14 March 2021, female doctoral and postdoctoral researchers of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology can apply for the next round of the FAU Mentoring Programme ARIADNEphil .

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

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

Department Sozialwissenschaften und Philosophie
Department of Sociology

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

Cordula Hallmeier, M.A.

Advisor to the women’s representative of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology

Office of Equality and Diversity

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

PD Dr. Aura Heydenreich (Akad. ORat)
Dr. Karin Rädle

Department of History

Dr. Claudia Alraum (on parental leave)
Marina Heller (M.A.)
Helen Wagner (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

Anna-Felicitas Carnap
Dr. Axel Gruhlke (Akad. Rat)
Friederike Schmiedl

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

PD Dr. Nicole Grochowina
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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