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Dr. Laura Soréna Tittel

Research Associate
DFG Collaborative Research Centre/
Transregio 138 "Dynamics of Security"

Address

Justus Liebig University Giessen
Department of Political Science

Karl-Gloeckner-Strasse 21E

D-35394 Giessen

 

Contact

Philosophikum II Room E121

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Office Hours

by appointment via e-mail

CV

CV

Since 01/2022

Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 138 “Dynamics of Security“, subproject C10 — Between Minority Protection and Securitization at the chair of Political Theory and History of Ideas at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

 

03/2018 –
12/2021

Research Associate and PhD candidate at the Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 138 “Dynamics of Security“, subproject C10 — Between Minority Protection and Securitization at the chair of Political Theory and History of Ideas at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen 

 

01/2018 –
05/2018

Project employee at the Foundation Women in Europe for the conference “Right-wing Populism and Gender Politics in Europe” (Frankfurt/M)

 

10/2012 –
11/2017

Master studies at Goethe University Frankfurt/M and Technical University of Darmstadt, M.A. Political Theory

Master thesis: Role and Function of the Ethnological Sources in the Dialectic of Enlightenment


04/2015 –
02/2018

Graduate research assistant at the Fritz Bauer Institute (Frankfurt/M)

Participation at the research project “German-Israeli Research Cooperation in the Humanities (1970-2000)” (German-Israeli cooperation funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and “Elimination of Jews from cultural life in the »Third Reich«”

 

04/2015 –
02/2017

Participation at the student research project “Critical Theory and Religion” (Frankfurt Institute for Social Research, Martin-Buber-Chair at Goethe University Frankfurt/M)

 

08/2014 –
12/2014

Visiting graduate student and graduate teaching assistant at the Department of Political Science at Virginia Tech, USA (Blacksburg, VA)

 

10/2011 –
03/2012

Teaching assistant at the Department of Social Sciences at Osnabrueck University

Leading the tutorial “Introduction to the techniques of academic research and writing (sociology)”

 

10/2009 –
10/2012

Bachelor studies at Osnabrueck University, B.A. European Studies, Major: Social Sciences, Minors: Law, Modern and Contemporary History

Bachelor thesis: Marx‘s Critique of Human Rights 

 

 

Committee work

  • Elected representative of the PhD candidates at the Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 138 "Dynamics of Security" (member of the executive board, February 2020 – January 2022)


Memberships

  • Association for Antiziganism Research (GfA)
  • German Political Science Association (DVPW), Section “Political Theory and History of Ideas”
  • Giessen Graduate Centre for Social Sciences, Business, Economics and Law (GGS), Section “Human Rights and Democracy”
  • Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP Germany e.V.)

Research Areas

Research Areas

Fields of Interest

 

  • Critical Theory of Society
  • Critique of Political Economy
  • European History of Ideas since the Enlightenment
  • Critique of Anti-Semitism and Antiziganism 

 

Research Projects

Between Minority Protection and Securitization: Roma Minority Formation in Modern European History

 

Subproject C10 at the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 138 “Dynamics of Security. Types of Securitization from a Historical Perspective

Founded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Project leaders: Prof. Dr. Regina Kreide

Duration: 1.1.2018–31.12.2025

 

Towards a Theory of Antigypsyism

 

Dissertation at Justus Liebig University Giessen

2022 completed (summa cum laude)

1st Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Regina Kreide

2nd Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Huub van Baar

Publications

Publications

Articles

  • Tittel, Laura Soréna: Von der „Zigeunerwarntafel“ zum Verbrecherbild. Eine historisierende Perspektive auf die Kriminalisierung von Sinti_ze und Rom_nja im deutschsprachigen Raum, in: Sigrid Ruby / Anja Krause (Eds.): Sicherheit und Differenz in Historischer Perspektive. = Security and Difference in Historical Perspective, Vol. 10: Politiken der Sicherheit / Politics of Security. Baden-Baden, Nomos 2022, pp. 155–189, <https://doi.org/10.5771/9783748925316-155>.
  • Tittel, Laura Soréna: Contesting Stereotypes through Self-Representation? A Review of the Romani Exhibition Stands at the 2019 Frankfurt Book Fair, in: Critical Romani Studies 3(2): Exploring Romani Literature from Theory to Practice, June 2021, pp. 96–103, <https://doi.org/10.29098/crs.v3i2.94>

  • Tittel, Laura Soréna: Racial and Social Dimensions of Antiziganism. The Representation of “Gypsies” in Political Theory, in: On_Culture: The Open Journal for the Study of Culture 10, April 2021, <https://www.on-culture.org/journal/issue-10/dimensions-of-antiziganism/>.

  • Tittel, Laura Soréna: Mana, Mimesis und Magie als Herrschaft und Emanzipation – Zur Rolle der Religion in den Anfangsstadien der Subjektwerdung, in: Dirk Braunstein / Grażyna Jurewicz / Ansgar Martins (Eds.): „Der Schein des Lichts, der ins Gefängnis selber fällt“: Religion, Metaphysik, Kritische Theorie. Promesse – Kritische Studien zu Philosophie, Ästhetik, Geschichte und Religion, Bd. 1. Berlin, Neofelis 2018, pp. 299–316.

Reviews

  • Tittel, Laura Soréna: Rezension zu: Angéla Kóczé, Violetta Zentai, Jelena Jovanić, Enikő Vincze (Eds.): The Romani Women’s Movement. Struggles and Debates in Central and Eastern Europe, New York, London: Routledge 2019, in: Femina Politica – Zeitschrift für feministische Politikwissenschaft 29(1): Sicherheit, Militär und Geschlecht, May 2020, pp. 187–189, <https://doi.org/10.3224/feminapolitica.v29i1.26>.

  • Tittel, Laura Soréna: Genealogie des Antisemitismus. Review of: Helmut König: Elemente des Antisemitismus. Kommentare und Interpretationen zu einem Kapitel der Dialektik der Aufklärung von Max Horkheimer und Theodor W. Adorno, Weilerswist: Velbrück Wissenschaft 2016, in: Einsicht. Bulletin des Fritz Bauer Instituts 19, November 2018, p. 99, <https://www.recensio.net/rezensionen/zeitschriften/einsicht/2018/ReviewMonograph835505347>.
  • Tittel, Laura Soréna: Conference Report: Generations and Transfer of Knowledge. German History and Literature between Israel and Germany, 18.07.2016 – 19.07.2016 Frankfurt/M, in: H-Soz-Kult, 07.11.2016, <www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-6792>.

Lectures

Lectures

  • Antiziganismus als verdrängter Gegenstand der politischen Theorie. Presentation at the conference "Kämpfe um Diversität – Theorie an der Grenze von Wissenschaft und Politik", University Duisburg-Essen, March 15–17, 2023 (accepted)
  • The State of Nature and Antigypsyism. On the Exclusiveness of Social Contract Theory. Presentation at the Political Theory Colloquium, Justus Liebig University Giessen, January 18, 2023.
  • Die Genese des modernen Antiziganismus im deutschsprachigen Raum: Aufklärung, Kapitalismus und Staatenbildung. Evening lecture at the invitation of the "Arbeitsstelle Antiziganismusprävention", Heidelberg University of Education, November 21, 2022.
  • Zum Verhältnis von politischer Theorie und Antiziganismus. Presentation at the colloquium of the "Arbeitsstelle Antiziganismusprävention", Heidelberg University of Education, November 21, 2022.
  • Vom Vagabundentum zur "Armutsmigration". Marx'sche Perspektiven auf das Phänomen Antiziganismus. Presentation at the Workshop "Demokratiekonflikte und der Blick nach unten", Conference Venue Monastery Neustadt, June 1–2, 2022.
  • The Demonstration of State Power in Visual Representations of Roma. Presentation at the conference "Critical Approaches to Romani Studies", Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, May 18–20, 2022.
  • Von der Zigeunerwarntafel zum Verbrecherbild. Eine historisierende Perspektive auf die Kriminalisierung von Sinti:ze und Rom:nja in Deutschland. Presentation at the workshop "Security and Difference in Historical Perspective", Justus Liebig University Giessen, February 25–26, 2021.
  • Institutional Dimensions of Antigypsyism. The Function of a Counter-Image in International Security Police Work. Presentation at the "Warwick Workshop on the Global Policing of Mobility", School of Law, University of Warwick, September 9–10, 2020.
  • Medialität und Repräsentation im Projekt „Umrisse einer Theorie des Antiziganismus“. Presentation at the meeting of the concept group 03 “Securitization and Representation” of the SFB 138, Justus Liebig University Giessen, November 26, 2019.
  • On the Dialectics of Social and Racial Categories: “Gypsies” in Police Work and Political Theory. Presentation at the sixth annual ACGS conference “Racial Orders, Racist Borders”, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 17–18, 2019.
  • Towards a Theory of Antigypsyism: Roma Minorities between Racism, Securitization, and Imagination. Presentation at the workshop “Migration and Imagination”, Monash University in Prato, Italy, July 15–16, 2019.
  • Umrisse einer Theorie des Antiziganismus: Roma-Minderheiten zwischen Rassismus, Versicherheitlichung und Imagination. Presentation at the colloquium of the Integrated Graduate School of the SFB138, Herder Institute Marburg, July 2, 2019.
  • Towards a Theory of Antigypsyism: Roma as the Repressed “Other” in Political Theory and the Practices of Security Police. Presentation at the Political Theory Colloquium, Justus Liebig University Giessen, June 24, 2019.
  • Roma as the Repressed “Other” in Political Philosophy and the Practices of Security Police. Presentation at the conference “Critical Approaches to Romani Studies”, Central European University Budapest, Hungary, May 15–17, 2019.
  • Die Macht der Bilder – Diskriminierung von Sinti und Roma erkennen. Opening lecture at the Science Day at Ernst-Reuter-Schule 1, Frankfurt/M, April 9, 2019.
  • Sinti und Roma heute. Eine Geschichte der Verdrängung. Presentation at the annual conference of the Forschungskolleg Kritische Theorie, University of Kassel, February 22–23, 2019.
  • Auf den Spuren einer anderen Aufklärung: Die ethnologischen Quellen der Dialektik der Aufklärung. Presentation at the conference „Staatlichkeit und Staatslosigkeit. Akephalie als Herausforderung und Ressource für die Sozialwissenschaften“, Technical University Darmstadt, May 11–12, 2017.
  • The Influence of the Haitian Revolution on the Thinking of Marx. Presentation at the annual ASPECT Graduate Conference “Representations of Resistance” at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, USA, March 20–21, 2015.