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, UK and Israel/Palestine. I am research project coordinator in a project on body politics in Germany, Israel and Turkey at Humboldt University and I furthermore write and think 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 05/2016: Research assistant & project coordinator of “Contesting Authorities over Body Politics: The Religious/Secular Tension in Germany, Israel, and Turkey“, funded by German-Israeli Foundation (2016-2018)
2014 – 2016: Master of Arts Social Sciences, Humboldt University
10/2015 – 03/2016: Middle Eastern Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel
2009 – 2013: Bachelor of Arts Social Sciences, Humboldt University