Gender Equality Representative

Professor Dr. Ingrid Hotz-Davies took up the position of the Equal Opportunities Officer at the University of Tübingen on November 16th 2023.

Professor Dr Ingrid Hotz-Davies took up the post of Equal Opportunities Officer at the University of Tübingen on 16 November 2023. The Senate voted unanimously in favour of the English studies graduate, who succeeds Professor Ruth Scoralick, with no votes against or abstentions. This is Hotz-Davies' third term in office, having previously served as Equal Opportunities Officer from 2002 to 2006 and from 2014 to 2019. From 2007 to 2011, she was spokesperson for the State Conference of Equal Opportunities Officers at universities in Baden-Württemberg.

In her acceptance speech, Hotz-Davies said that she was very happy to be able to accompany the university once again as Equal Opportunities Officer: "Equality and the practical appreciation of diversity at this university are an important prerequisite for us to be able to research, teach and learn from each other well and successfully." The Professor of english studies also referred to the upcoming process of applying for excellence. Here she can draw on extensive experience from the last application process.

Ingrid Hotz-Davies was born in Munich in 1961. She studied English and German language and literature in Munich and at Dalhousie University in Halifax (Canada), where she gained her doctorate in 1993. From 1993 to 2001 she was a research assistant at the LMU Munich. After her habilitation in 2000, she was appointed as Professor of English Literature at the University of Tübingen just a year later. Since 2013, she has been co-director of the Centre for Gender and Diversity Research (ZGD) in Tübingen. Her research focuses on early modern literature, literature by women from around 1600 to 2000, techniques of subversive writing, queer studies and affect and literature.

The Gender Equality Representative is responsible (according to the LHG) for equal opportunities for women and men in science and studies.

Professor Dr. Ingrid Hotz-Davies is supported in her many different tasks as the University’s Gender Equality Officer by the Gender Equality Office.

The Family Office and the Diversity Office are also attached to the Equal Opportunities Representative.