Hannah Fitsch, Dr.

Since 04/2012
Scientific assistant at ZIFG – Center for Interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies, Technische Universität Berlin.

Since 03/2010
Core Member of NeuroGenderings

01/2008-02/2012
Doctoral thesis „Just to give you a picture. See- und sayabilities in functional magnetic resonance imaging“,
(video: http://vimeo.com/77970157)

06/2007-12/2007
Scholarship at post graduate program Gender as a Category of Knowledge, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

30/11/2006
Master thesis in Sociology and Art Pedagogue on „Trans-categorial bodyconceptions“
(video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQwSagTHl6A)

10/2001-11/2006
Studies in Sociology, Art Pedagogue and Bio-Psychology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main

Research Stays

08/2010-12/2010
Feminist Department UCSC – University of California, Santa Cruz; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Karen Barad

05/2009-06/2009
Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research; Frankfurt/Main

03/2008-04/2008
Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research; Frankfurt/Main

Teaching and Organization of Conferences (Selection)

WS 2013/2014
Gender and Innovation? Critical reflections on a popular term.
Seminar at Technische Universität Berlin

06/2013
Material-discursive practices in laboratories; Workshop at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt
2012 (spring)
The sociality of nature and the naturalness of the social; Gender Studies in Nature Science und Technical Sciences (Gender in STEM); Research laboratory at Technische Universität Berlin

2012 (spring)
The laboratory as a cultural technique. Participative Observation in different laboratories as Neurorobotik Lab at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Brain-Computer-Interface Lab at Technischen Universität Berlin; Seminar at Technischen Universität Berlin

05/2010
Organization of the conference: „K.R.I.S.E.N. Immer. Nie. Schon wieder. Nie mehr.“;
Springe/Hannover

09/2008
Organization of the international conference: „Humans • Digits • Transformations: Datacizing the Organic“;
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

05/2006
Organization of the Exhibition „XX versus XY?“,
Institut für vergleichende Irrelevanz; Frankfurt/Main

Talks (Selection)

17/09/2014
Freud’s Metapsychology vs. Laboratory Life; compare notes on two ways of doing research on and analysis of humans;
Ferienuni Kritische Psychologie; Freie Universität Berlin. With Julia König

9/07/2014
Boys don’t cry? Stereotyping and compartmentalization of learning experiences in childhood.
Gender & STEM conference; Technische Universität Berlin

22/05/2014
The question matters! Thoughts on the epistemology of functional magnetic resonance imaging.
Masterclass Gender and Neuroscience, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam

09/05/2014
Interdisciplinarity from a dissensus perspective: productive divergences/convergences.
Roundtable at NeuroGenderings III, UNIL Lausanne, Switzerland

11/05/2014
Efficient Bodies? A critique on gender and disabled body norms. Team Teaching Workshop with Katharina Göpner und Julia Weidenbach,
Feministischer Juristinnentag Leipzig

11/10/2013
Just to Give you a Picture. A Visual Ethnography of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Sciences, San Diego, USA

14/09/2012
What Goes Around Comes Around. Visual Knowledge in fMRI and its Implications for Research Practice,
Workshop NeuroGenderings II, Wien

26/03/2010
Right is left and left is right. Views out of the scanner. „NeuroGenderings. Critical Studies of the Sexed Brain“,
GenNa-Centre for Gender Research at Uppsala University

05/11/2009
Views from the scanner. A picture is a picture is statistics. Annual meeting of German Society of Science and Technology Studies (GWTF),
„Die fünf Sinne der Wissenschaft“; Tübingen

 

Videos (selection)

2012
Just to give you a picture. (9:56 min)

2014
Doesn’ love me back

2006
Cliché – Transkategoriale Körperkonzeptionen (4:19 min)

 

Videoscreenings and Exhibitions (selection)

9/10–12/10/2013
Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Sciences, San Diego.
Video: Just to give you a picture. (9:56 min)
24/09- 27/09/2013
Bernstein Conference Neurovision Film Contest, Tübingen.
Video: Just to give you a picture. (9:56 min)
17/10-19/10/2013
Jenseits der Eindeutigkeit. Finishing Conference of post graduate programme Gender as a Category of Knowledge, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Video: Just to give you a picture. (9:56 min)
20/11-22/11/2013
Berlin Brain Days, Berlin.
Video: Just to give you a picture. (9:56 min)
25/09/2012
Disputation; Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin. Video: Just to give you a picture. (9:56 min)
17/03/2009-31/05/2009
„Images in Science“; Exhibition of FWF (Der Wissenschaftsfond), Wien.
Picture: me, watching my talairach coordinates, while they’re watching me watching them (MRI-Data, Photoshop)
05/2008
2. Place in Videoclipcontest „Ich bin im Bilde“ Topic: „How to ask questions of the humanities with cinematic narrations? Video: Cliché – Transkategoriale Körperkonzeptionen (4:19 min)
10/2008
„CPU“; Kooperation between steirischer herbst und ESC in the LAB, Graz. Video: Data Cadavre (11:36 min)

 

Research interests

Science and Technology Studies with focus on Neuroscience
Politics of images, visual knowledge and practices
Aesthetics
Feminist theory