Bert, Christina

Fields of Interest

Theories of Practice
Phenomenology
Sociology of (Im-)Materiality
Sociology of Spirituality / Religion
Sociology of Education
Qualitative Methods

 

Academic Education

03/2015 Master of Arts
Master Thesis: Das Transzendente wahrnehmbar machen. Die Herstellung von Präsenz von Nichtmenschen in spirituellen Feldern (Unveiling the Transcendental. The Production of Non-humans’ Presence in Spiritual Fields)
2012-2015 Studies of Sociology (Master of Arts), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
03/2012 Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor Thesis: Zum Verhältnis von Praktiken und Dingen. Ein Vergleich eines praxistheoretischen Zugangs mit der Actor-Network-Theory (On the Relationship between Practices and Things. A  Comparison of a Practice-theoretical Approach and the Actor-Netwok Theory) (Received the Faculty 02 Award)
2009-2012 Studies of Sociology and Educational Sciences (Bachelor of Arts), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
2002-2008 Studies of Law at the University of Mannheim and the Handelshögskolan vid Göteborgs universitet, School of economics and commercial law (Sweden)

 

Professional / Academic Positions

since 07/2018 Parental leave
since 04/2017 Research Assistant, Institute of Sociology at the Department of Knowledge, Education and Qualitative Methods, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
09/2015-03/2017 Parental leave
since 04/2015 Research Assistant, Institute of Sociology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz at the Department of Knowledge, Education and Qualitative Methods, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
2011-2014 Graduate Assistant at the Institute of Sociology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz at the Department of Knowledge, Education and Qualitative Methods, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz

 

Doctoral Dissertation

Presence of Mind. A Phenomenologically Inspired Ethnography In Search of Transcendental, Posthuman Phenomena.
Under the label posthumanism, various approaches have been circulating in recent times, which deal with the question whether and, if so, how so-called non-humans can be regarded as objects of sociological analyses. While the founding fathers of sociology usually focused on the human subject in their studies, the sociological... [read more]

 

Teaching Experiences

Sociology of Education

Seminar
Communication and Interaction (summer term 2018)
Seminar
Social Differences in Education (summer term 2015, summer term 2017, winter term 2017/18)
Seminar
Communication and Interaction (summer term 2015, summer term 2017, winter term 2017/18)

 

Invited Lectures and Conference Papers

Jenseitsreisen. Zur leiblichen Kommunikation mit Verstorbenen. 3rd Congress of the "Interdisziplinärer Arbeitskreis Phänomenologie und Soziologie" (IAPS), DGS. Section "Soziologische Theorie": Leibliche Interaktion. Phänomenologische Annäherung an einen soziologischen Grundbegriff. (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, 28th to 29th June 2018).