Prof. Dr. Encarnación Gutiérrez-Rodríguez - Vita


Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez studied Sociology and Political Sciences and Romance Studies (Francophone and Latin American Studies) at the Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany, Université Lumière II, Lyon, France, and in Quito, Ecuador. Currently she is a Visiting Professor in the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation at Nelson Mandela University in Gqeberha (South Africa). She is a member of the DFG-Research Group "Menschenrechsdiskurse in der Migrationsgesellschaft" (MeDiMi).
Before coming to the Goethe University, she was Professor in General Sociology in the Institute for Sociology at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Germany); Associate Professor in Transcultural Studies in the Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies Department at the University of Manchester, UK and an Assistant Professor in Sociology in the Institute of Sociology, University of Hamburg.

She has been a Digital Senior Fellow at Mecila; Humboldt Feodor-Lynen Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London; Ford Research Fellow in the Five College Women's Studies Research Centre, USA; Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre of Women Studies at the University of Albuquerque; and Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies, UCSC.

In 1999 she received the prestigious Augsburg Research Prize for Intercultural Studies for her PhD Intellektuelle Migrantinnen. Subjektivitäten im Zeitalter der Globalisierung (Intellectual Female Migrants: Subjectivities in Times of Globalization). Her research has been funded by the DFG, DAAD, Humboldt Foundation, AHRC, British Academy, the EU and the Council of Research and Arts from the Land Hessen.