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Katharina Girndt

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PhD Student

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Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitätsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum
Germany

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Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14294

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Research Topic

Dealing with the Impact of Social Control Strategies and Coping Mechanisms of LGBT+ People in South Africa

South Africa has one of the most progressive Constitutions in terms of the rights of LGBT+ people. However, there is an existing gap between law and lived reality for LGBT+ people in South Africa.

My research discusses social control mechanisms that derive from and lead to the (re-)production of this gap. I am looking at LGBT+ people, groups, and activists in South Africa in order to find out how they are dealing with the impact of social control mechanisms.

The study focuses on the perception of norms and values that underlie and reinforce the stigmatization of LGBT+ people. Thus, it points out how strategies and coping mechanisms are developed and applied to cope with theses circumstances.

Supervisor: PD Dr. Stefan Karduck, University of Cologne

Research Interest

coping mechanisms, eurocentrism, gender, heteronormativity, LGBT+, neo-colonialism, neo-liberalism, post-apartheid, postcolonial studies, resilience, social control, South Africa, qualitative intercultural communication research

How to contact us

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum

Room 2.04
Universitaetsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone:   +49-(0)234 / 32-22418
or   32-22243
Fax:   +49-(0)234 / 32-14-294

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Latest Publications

Britta Niklas: Impact of Annual Weather Fluctuations on Wine Production in Germany, in: Journal of Wine Economics, Volume 12/2017, No. 4, pp. 436-445
Britta Niklas, Karl Storchmann & Nick Vink: Fairtrade Wine Price Dispersion in the United Kingdom, in: Journal of Wine Economics, Volume 12/2017, No. 4, pp. 446-456

Khafagy, Amr: Regulation, supervision and deposit insurance for financial cooperatives: an empirical investigation. In: Annals of Finance (online first)

Beier, Raffael & Fritzsche, Jasmin: Refugees and the City: UN-Habitat’s New Urban Agenda. In: Forced Migration Review 55, pp. 29-30.

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IEE on Field Research

Jasmin Fritzsche-El Shewy: visiting fellowship at the School of Law in Warwick/England from January to end of March 2018.

Ruth Knoblich spends a research period for her PhD as an EUSA-ID Scholar at the University of Cape Town/South Africa from January 2017 to April 2018.