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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Prof Dr Susanne Baer

Dr. Sarah Elsuni

  • April 2011- 2016 Interim Professor - Chair of Public Law & Gender Studies, Humboldt University Berlin, Faculty of Law (Prof. Dr. Susanne Baer, LL.M. (Michigan), Judge at the German Federal Constitutional Court)

  • 2009-2011 Legal Consultant - Division “Policy & Research Issues”, Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency (Antidiskriminierungsstelle des Bundes), Berlin

  • 2009 Legal Consultant - development of an application to constitute a special research field concerning “Transnationalising of Gender-Relations”, Cornelia Goethe Centre, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

  • 2008-2009 Lecturer - Hochschule Fulda, University of Applied Sciences

  • 2006-2007 Lecturer - Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

  • 2006-2008 Graduate Assistant - Chair of Prof. Dr. Ute Sacksofsky, M.P.A (Harvard), Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

  • 2003-2005 Scholarship - DFG-Graduate School (Ph.D. program) ‘Public Spheres and Gender Relations. Dimensions of Experience’, Cornelia Goethe Centre, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and University of Kassel

  • 2001-2002 Research Assistant - project “The Development of Legal Claims by the Women’s Movement, their Reception in Professional Legal Journals and their Implementing within the German Bundestag”. Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Sibylla Flügge, University of Applied Science Frankfurt am Main

  • 2000 Student Research Assistant - Chair of Prof. Dr. Ute Sacksofsky, M.P.A (Harvard), Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

  • 1999-2000 Student Research Assistant - project “Violence against Women as an Issue of Humanitarian Law”, Chair of Prof. Dr. Michael Bothe, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

  • 1997-2000 Educational Assistance (gender-specific) - Youth Center „cantate domino“, Frankfurt am Main

Doctor juris

Gender-based violence and Human Rights – A gender-theoretical Analysis of the Concepts ‚Sex, Equality and Discrimination’ within the Human rights System of the United Nations, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.

(Geschlechtsbezogene Gewalt und Menschenrechte. Eine geschlechter-theoretische Untersuchung der Konzepte Geschlecht, Gleichheit und Diskriminierung im Menschenrechtssystem der Vereinten Nationen, Schriften zur Gleichstellung der Frau, Band 33, Baden-Baden 2011).

Grade: summa cum laude

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ute Sacksofsky, M.P.A. (Harvard); Prof. Dr. Dr. Rainer Hofmann

Education

  • 2008 Second Legal State Exam (bar exam)

  • 2006-2008 Legal Clerkships (UNHCR, University of Design Offenbach am Main, Criminal Court Offenbach am Main, Lawyers Verleih, Künzel and Partners, Frankfurt am Main)

  • 2001 First Legal State Exam (bar exam)

  • 1994-2000 Studies in Law, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2008 Cornelia Goethe-Preis (award for PhD thesis)

  • 2003-2005 Scholarship DFG-Graduate School ‘Public Spheres and Gender Relations. Dimensions of Experience’

Memberships & Academic Self Administration

  • Editor of the Journal  STREIT – feministische Rechtszeitschrift

  • Member of the German Women Lawyers Association (Deutscher Juristinnenbund)

  • since 2011 Member of the Centre Body – Centre for transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Humboldt University Berlin (Zentrum für transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien)

  • since winter term 2011/2012 speaker of the  Schwerpunkt 2: Rechtspolitik und Rechtsgestaltung, Faculty of Law, Humboldt University Berlin

  • since 2012 Member of the Gender Studies Association e.V.

Research Projects