This is Us

We are a team of researchers from allover – always open for those who want to engage and become part of En-Gender!

Jessica Albrecht

Founder & Editor, Social Media & Blog, Conference Management

Heya, it’s me, Jessica. I am currently starting my PhD in the Study of Religion, looking at the entanglement of feminism and religion / esotericism in colonial Sri Lankan and Indian history. I also work as a lecturer at the Universities of Heidelberg and Hamburg. When I was doing my Master in Gender History at the University of Glasgow, Anna, me and some other friends had the idea of creating an online journal for sharing our research — and Engendering the Past was born. After a year’s break, I decided to revive it as En-Gender! to create an even greater and broader research community, because I believe that only interdisciplinary research can really bring us two steps forward! Also, I am the one tweeting and annoying you on Instagram and Facebook 😉

Anna McEwan

Founder & Editor

I am a second-year PhD student at the University of Glasgow, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Scottish Graduate School. I am a Gender historian of the East German Democratic Republic (GDR); my research specifically considers gendered citizenship and the relationship between Communist regimes social welfare systems and women’s political loyalty to these regimes. I am preparing my PhD which focuses on the relationship between gendered citizenship and social care provision in East Germany between 1970 and 1990. I co-founded En-Gender! because I think that it is really important for young academics to engage with each other and to share their work so that they can have a form to publish. En-Gender enablers early researchers to receive feedback and critique on their work which is crucial for developing research.

Leandro Wallace

Editor & Conference Management

Hey there! My name is Leandro. I am finishing my Licenciatura in History’s Thesis on Gender Roles in Cicero’s Epistolae in the Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina. My main interest involve Roman History, Classical Reception Studies and, of course, Gender Studies and Feminist Theories. I am very keen on exploring the posibilities of Decolonial Feminist Theories, especially those of philosopher Maria Lugones, to unravel the gendered intricacies of the Classical World. Being a part of En-Gender means the possibility to work with and learn from an international and interdisciplinary team of researchers. As well as the opportunity to share and discuss ideas and experiences.

Lea Happ

Editor

Hey, my name is Lea. After studying Politics and International Relations at the University of Cambridge for my undergraduate, I’ve just finished my masters in Gender, Development and Globalisation at the London School of Economics. So far, my research has focused on the different facets of feminist activism and reproductive justice in relation to the movement for legal abortion in Argentina. In fact, I plan to (hopefully!) investigate this further as a PhD project soon! Beyond this, I’m very interested in the many connections between nationalism, gender, sexuality and power, especially in Europe and Latin America. I’m very excited to be joining En-Gender’s international and interdisciplinary team!

Paridhi Gupta

Editor & Conference Management

Hello everyone, I am Paridhi (she/ her) and I recently submitted my doctoral dissertation at the Centre for Women’s Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. My work looks at mobilization practices and modes of organization within feminist protests in India. It makes a methodological intervention into the ways we can study feminist protests and the many lenses we can take to theorize them by combining methods from visual studies and human geography. At the same time, I am also interested in visual cultures in India, especially related to feminist dialogues with public art and thus, public spaces. Currently, I am working on expanding my doctoral work into a broader project. I believe in creating inclusive, interdisciplinary knowledge and writing from a feminist consciousness.

Lucy Threadgold

Editor & Conference Management

Hi, I am Lucy. I recently completed an MSc in History with an emphasis on the History of Medicine at the University of Glasgow and my research focuses on the socio-economic history of medicine. My masters’ thesis examined 18th-century asylum architecture in Paris and London, comparing how economic, political, social and religious powers informed design, and how this changed to cater to male or female patients. My current interest, however, lies in the development of healthcare within the built environment, looking at the interaction between medicine and urban and suburban geography. Since my masters, I’ve become more involved with the wider historical community and this has led me to En-Gender, where I am very excited to read and help new research in a welcoming and friendly environment! 

Brennan Kettelle

Editor

Hi all! I’m Brennan, a second-year research Master of Religious Studies and Western Esotericism at the University of Amsterdam. Prior, I received a master’s degree in Gender & Cultural Studies from Simmons University in Boston, MA. I aim to focus on the study of Western Esotericism while utilizing queer and feminist theories and methodologies. My research primarily investigates both queer currents within esotericism, as well as esoteric themes within queer subcultures and history. My academic interests include nineteenth and twentieth-century occultism, sexuality and magic, astrology, ritual, witchcraft, and New Religious Movements. My current research aims to expand upon critical feminist analyses and reinterpretations of the Lilith myth; utilizing a queer lens, I am currently investigating historical and theoretical associations between Lilith and queerness. I value intersectionality and interdisciplinary collaboration within academia, and am therefore very excited to join the En-Gender team! 

Emily Green

Editor & Conference Management

Hey everyone! My name is Emily (she/her) and I am currently completing a Bachelor of Arts with an Honours Political Studies major and a Women’s and Gender Studies minor at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. My areas of interest include disability rights, political philosophy, and women’s bodily autonomy. Additionally, I serve as the LGBTQ+ representative for the Faculty of Arts at my University, wherein I am committed to improving mental health resources and transgender accessibility for queer students. I am beyond excited to apply my enthusiasm for women’s representation, worker’s rights, political theory, and disability and queer studies to En-Gender’s academic community!

Kristina Göthling-Zimpel

Editor

Hello everyone, my name ist Kristina. I am a research assistant at the Professorship for Interkulturelle Theologie und Körperlichkeit at the Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) since September 2018. I studied art history, religious studies and gender studies at the Karl-Franzens University (Graz, AT) and at Bochum. Currently I am working on an interdisciplinary dissertation project on intersectional discrimination and stereotyping processes using the example of the witch’s construct in Christian history. 
I am also a co-founder of the Gender and Religion Working Group (AKGR) of the German Association for Religious Studies (DVRW)The main focus of my work and research is on the study of transformation processes in the history of religion, in particular the transformation of intersectional discrimination and stereotyping and their medialization with a special focus on gender. Further research interests are the sociology of religion, gender / queer studies, violence research, religion in the educational context, the aesthetics and phenonemology of religion. I am part of the En-Gender team since 2020 and I appreciate the international exchange and the opportunity to exchange ideas with young researchers on the subject of religion and gender. What a great project!

Palak Sharma

Editor

Palak Sharma is the cofounder of Green Governance Initiative, a think tank that works with parliamentarians on ideal constituency development and youth in governance. She has recently completed her Masters in Social Policy from the London School of Economics, UK. For the past 5 years, Palak has been engaged in the field of Sustainable Development Goals, particularly on reducing inequality in relation to the access to education for women, internationally- by being the Global Youth Ambassador with Their World, a London based think tank and nationally by working with NGOs to set up digital libraries in rural India and undertaking youth awareness building projects with her own think tank.

Alternatively, she writes on gender inequalities and policy related issues, being a lead editor of LSE Social Policy Blog and her debut poetry collection, “So This is How I Die of Wandering” was celebrated by BBC World Radio as one of the best poetry books by a young Londoner.

Past members

Zaina Mahmood

Nafisa Insan

Marine Gilis

Current Bloggers

Ivana Hadjievska

Nafisa Insan

Judith Bachmann

Leandro Wallace

Ross Cameron

Anna McEwan

Marine Gilis

Felicity (Flick) Adams


Contributors for Issue 2

Ross Cameron

Hella de Haas

Christoph Wilhelm

Lisa Sophie Fauerbach

Jovana Perovic

Jessica Albrecht


Co-Founders and contributors for Issue 1

Amanda Gavin

Robin Skelton

Amy Watson

Aine O’Malley

Amber Stout

Corinne Groeneveldt


Want to work with us?

write us:

engenderingthepast@gmail.com