Institute of Political Science

Anne Cress, M.A.

Junior Lecturer & Ph.D. Student

Anne Cress, M.A., is a doctoral student and junior lecturer at the department of Comparative Politics and European Integration at the Institute of Political Science. She has degrees in political science and social work. She completed the Master's program ›Democracy and Governance in Europe‹ at the Institute of Political Science (University of Tübingen) with a thesis on political representation beyond governmental institutions. With reference to theorists such as Hanna Pitkin, Iris Marion Young, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Hannah Arendt, she dealt with the question of the legitimacy of speaking for marginalised groups.

Her PhD thesis focuses on political participation and civil society representation in Europe from a (postcolonial-) feminist perspective. In her research, she investigates the prostitution policy field and analyses the relationship between civil society representation and of political participation. Thus, she focuses on the often neglected representative practice of civil society actors and its political effects.

Since 2015 she is lecturer at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart (DHBW, Faculty of Social Work).

Contact

 Eberhard Karls University
     Institute of Political Science
     Melanchthonstraße 36
     72074 Tübingen

anne.cressspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Office Hours

By appointment.


Research

Research Interests

  •     Political theory
  •     Feminist theory
  •     Ethics of care
  •     Politics of social work
  •     Political participation and representation
  •     Civil society and civic engagement
  •     Democracy, Social movements and the EU multi-level system

Teaching

Winter Term 2017/2018

  • The Democratization Potential of Civil Society in the EU Multi-Level System
    (MA, University of Tübingen)

Summer Term 2017

  • Civil Society, Democracy and Social Movements
    (BA, DHBW)

  • Social Interaction and Politics
    (BA, DHBW)

  • Social Philosophy: Power and Violence
    (BA, DHBW)

  • Social Philosphy: Political Representation
    (BA, DHBW)

Winter Term 2016/2017

  • Civic Engagement and Inclusion
    (BA, DHBW)

Summer Term 2016

  • Social Philosophy: Hannah Arendt on Human Rights
    (BA, DHBW)

  • Social Philosophy: Citizenship
    (BA, DHBW)

  • Social Phílosophy: Critical Theory and Social Work
    (BA, DHBW)

  • Civil Society and Political Participation
    (BA, DHBW)

Winter Term 2015/2016

  • Civil Society and Democracy
    (BA, DHBW)


Publications

Articles in Books

Zivilgesellschaftliche Transformation durch Achtsamkeit und gemeinsam gestaltete Praxis, in: Conradi, Elisabeth/Vosman, Frans (eds.) 2016: Praxis der Achtsamkeit. Schlüsselbegriffe der Care-Ethik, Frankfurt am Main/New York: Campus Verlag, 389-407.

Kurzbesprechung der Werke "Hans Jacob Roth, Geschlecht und Macht. Ein Beitrag zur Geschlechterdiskussion" und "Madeline Doneit/Bettina Lösch/Margit Rodrian-Pfennig (eds.), Geschlecht ist politisch. Geschlechterreflexive Perspektiven in der politischen Bildung", in: Backes, Uwe/Gallus, Alexander/Jesse, Eckardt (eds.) 2017: Jahrbuch Extremismus und Demokratie, 29. Jahrgang, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 415-416.

Conference Papers

The critical and transformative potential of the Ethics of Care – International Conference on ›Caring Democracy: Current Topics in the Political Theory of Care‹, Institute of Philosophy, The Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, November 2017.

Politische ›Repräsentation‹ jenseits staatlicher Institutionen: Über das Potenzial eines alternativen, (postkolonial-)feministischen Repräsentationsbegriffs - Jahrestagung des AK Politik und Geschlecht in der DVPW ›Intersektionale und postkolonial-feministische Perspektiven als Instrumente einer politikwissenschaftlichen Macht- und Herrschaftskritik‹, Universität Duisburg-Essen, November 2017.

Sex Work and Care Work – International Conference ›Troubling Prostitution: Exploring intersections of sex, intimacy and labour‹ at the University of Wien, April 2015.

Zivilgesellschaftliche Dritte und die Ethik der Achtsamkeit - Theoriewerkstatt ›Ethics of Care - Europäische Stimmen‹ an der Dualen Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart, November 2014.

Closer Attention, Comprehension, Action: About the possibilities of citizens to minimize Violence in Partnerships by Civil Engagement - International Conference on Deliberation, Transformation, Agency, and the Ethics of Care at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart, November 2013.