My name is Gala Rexer and I am a feminist researcher, PhD candidate in sociology and freelance journalist, based in Berlin and Tel Aviv. In my PhD project, I am working on the biopolitical function of reproductive technologies (such as IVF or surrogacy) and reproductive justice in Germany and Israel/Palestine. I am research project coordinator in a project on body politics in Germany, Israel and Turkey at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and I furthermore write, think, talk and post about the contemporary (music, art, bodies, technologies) from a critical feminist perspective. My research interests include postcolonial/queer/feminist theories, biopolitics, reproductive technologies, (post)secularism, medical anthropology and sociology of the body.

Since 02/2018: Academic curator, interdisciplinary symposium on media, technology, gender and sexuality <Interrupted = “Cyfem and Queer”>, a project by Creamcake, funded by Senate Department for Culture and Europe (2018-2019).

Since 03/2017: PhD candidate at Department of Diversity and Social Conflict, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin , supervised by Prof. Dr. Gökce Yurdakul. 

Since 05/2016: Research associate & project coordinator of “Contesting Authorities over Body Politics: The Religious/Secular Tension in Germany, Israel, and Turkey“, funded by German-Israeli Foundation (2016-2018), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2014 – 2016: Master of Arts Social Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

10/2015 – 03/2016: Middle Eastern Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel

2009 – 2013: Bachelor of Arts Social Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Member of International Association for the study of Religion and Gender and diffrakt. centre of theoretical periphery