Research Area Legal Gender Studies


Legal Gender & Queer Studies deal with how the law constitutes - and how it should shape - relations between the genders. These are legal questions, and also genuinely questions of legal philosophy. Issues to be dealt with are, among others:

  • Assignment of gender and respective legal and social consequences (Transgender, Intergender)
  • Equality, Antidiscrimination, Affirmative Action, Gender Mainstreaming, Diversity Management
  • Human Rights in gender_queer perspectives: Women's Rights as Human Rights, Human Rights of LGBTIQ*-Persons
  • Legal frameworks of close relationships: marriage, registered partnerships, diverse forms of life partnerships.


Research Network Gender and Agency


Third Mission Project: Komplexes Verständnis von Geschlecht im Recht