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Ute Frevert

Ute Frevert (born 1954) is a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and head of the Research Center “History of Emotions“. She completed her studies of history and social sciences at the London School of Economics and the universities of Münster and Bielefeld, where she also obtained her PhD in 1982 and acquired her habilitation in Modern History in 1989, the latter with a thesis on the male sense of honour. Between 1991 and 2003, Ute Frevert held professorships in History at the Freie Universität Berlin and the universities of Konstanz and Bielefeld. During this time she was also a visiting professor and fellow at academic institutions in Jerusalem, Stanford, Dartmouth, Vienna and Paris. In 2003, she was appointed professor for German History at Yale University. She returned to Germany in 2008, to take office in her current position in Berlin. Ute Frevert has received several awards, such as the Leibniz Award 1998, conferred byhe Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). She has significantly contributed to establish gender studies as a sub-discipline in the field of History.

Major publications: Frauen-Geschichte. Zwischen bürgerlicher Verbesserung und Neuer Weiblichkeit (1986); „Mann und Weib, und Weib und Mann“. Geschlechter-Differenzen in der Moderne (1995); edited: Vertrauen. Historische Annäherungen (2003); Vergängliche Gefühle (2013).