Zelda Wenner

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Institut für Medizingeschichte und Wissenschaftsforschung

Universität zu Lübeck
Königstraße 42
23552 Lübeck

Email: zelda.wenner(at)uni-luebeck.de
Phone: +49 451 3101 3422

Zelda Wenner is a sociologist specializing in gender relations and conducting research at the intersection of political economy, the sociology of the body, gender and science.

Since April 2024, she has been working and completing her doctorate in the sub-project “Bringing Gender into Science - and Back! Historical and Ethnographic Perspectives on Biological Gender Gender Development Research” of the Collaborative Research Center ”Sexdiversity - Determinants, Meanings and Determinants, Meanings and Implications of Gender Diversity in socio-cultural, medical and biological contexts” (SFB 1665) at the Institute for the History of Medicine and Science Studies (IMGWF) at the University of Lübeck. Zelda studied sociology and psychology in her bachelor's degree at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and subsequently completed her Master's degree in sociology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. She completed this with the thesis “I don't feel any less a man or a dad” - A qualitative-sociological investigation of reproductive masculinities in the context of assisted reproductive technologies, in which she dealt with conceptions of the body and gender at interface of the sociology of the body, gender and sociology of technology in the field of reproductive medicine.

From 2021 to 2024 Zelda worked as a research assistant in the CRC 294 “Structural Change of Property” at the Friedrich Schiller University in the sub-projects JRT03 “Ownership of Genetic Resource. On the appropriation of traditional knowledge in the bio-economy and C02 “Property in the human body in the context of transnational economies of reproduction”.


I. Herb, and Z. Wenner,
Who owns and controls the means of reproduction? Assisted fertility and pregnancy as a multi-billion dollar market., SFB-Blog "Transformation of Property" , 08 2023.
Weblink: https://sfb294-eigentum.de/de/blog/who-owns-and-controls-the-means-of-reproduction-assisted-fertility-and-pregnancy-as-a-multi-billion-dollar-market/
Z. Wenner,
Rezension: Rita Laura Segato: Wider die Grausamkeit. Für einen feministischen und dekolonialen Weg, PERIPHERIE - Politik, Ökonomie, Kultur , vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 448-450, 2023.
S. Hartig, T. Lutz, Z. Wenner, and E. Tolasch,
Rezession: Eckardt, Sarah: Die unbekannte Geburt. Subjektivierungsweisen von gebärenden Frauen zwischen individueller Praxis und öffentlichem Diskurs., Zeitschrift für Diskursforschung , no. 1, pp. 111-115, 2023.