Dr. Phil. Julia Schreiber

Portrait

07/2019 – 08/2020
Maternity and parental leave

2019
Ph. D. phil. with a thesis on the subject body optimization (summa cum laude)

Since 2018
Research Associate at Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Psychoanalytic Social Psychology (Project: The Quantified Life)

Since 2016
Research Associate at Sigmund Freud Institute, Frankfurt/Main

2012 – 2016
Research Associate at University of Hamburg, Faculty of Education, Department of General, Intercultural and International Comparative Education (Project: Aporias of Perfection in Accelerated Societies); additionally lecturer

2008 – 2012
Student Assistant in various research projects at the Institute of Sociology, the Institute of Education and Culture and the Institute of Educational Science at Friedrich Schiller University Jena

2012
Master (Magister) degree in Sociology, Educational Science and Law at Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Research interests

  • Psyche and culture
  • (Self-)optimization and quantification in late modernity
    Sociology of the body
  • Biography research
  • Family and generational research
  • Qualitative social research

Research projects

Biographical ‚optimization‘ of parenting through reproductive medicine. Changes in family planning and gender meanings

Duration: 10/2020 ‒ 12/2021
Funding: Equal Opportunities Office of Goethe University Frankfurt and Deanery of Department 03, Funding line ‚Small Gender Projects‘ for the promotion of young researchers
Direction: Prof. Dr. Vera King (Goethe University & SFI), Dr. Julia Schreiber  (Goethe University & SFI)

The Quantified Life. Productive and Counterproductive Consequences of Quantification in the Digitally Optimizing Society

Duration: 02/2018 – 01/2023
Funding: Volkswagen Foundation, initiative “key topics in science and society”
Direction: Prof. Dr. Vera King (speaker, Frankfurt/Main), Prof. Dr. Benigna Gerisch (Berlin), Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa (Jena)

Aporias of Perfection in Accelerated Societies. Current cultural change in self concepts, relationship patterns and body practices (APAS)

Duration: 12/2012 – 04/2018
Funding: Volkswagen Foundation, initiative “key topics in science and society”
Direction: Prof. Dr. Vera King (speaker, Frankfurt/Main), Prof. Dr. Benigna Gerisch (Berlin), Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa (Jena)
Homepage: https://www.apas.uni-hamburg.de/en.html

Events

Publications

Memberships and functions

Member of the scientific network Being young – growing older: temporalities in transition, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

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