Beate Binder is professor for European Ethnology and Gender Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since 2008. She studied Empirical Cultural Studies (Empirische Kulturwissenschaft) and History with emphasis on Eastern European History at the University of Tübingen, where she received her MA in 1988 and her PhD in 1997 with a study on the everyday history of electrification (Elektrifizierung als Vision: Symbolgeschichte einer Technik, Tübingen 1999). In 2006 she habilitated in European Ethnology with the study “Streitfall Stadtmitte: Der Berliner Schlossplatz” (Köln 2009).
She was research associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) for design theory at Hochschule der Künste Berlin (1990-1995), worked in several research projects (1996-1999) and was associate professor at Humboldt University (1999-2006) till she became professor for folklore studies and cultural anthropology at Hamburg University in 2006. Her research centers on urban anthropology, gender and sexuality anthropology, anthropology of policy and law, memory practices and politics, historical anthropology.
Homepage and list of publications: www.euroethno.hu-berlin.de/de/institut/personen/binder