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Sonja Gaedicke

Research Associate , Institut für Soziologie und Genderforschung, German Sport University Cologne


Since July 2019 Sonja works as research associate at the department for sociology and gender studies at the German Sport University in Cologne where her research focusses on sexual violence in sports. In addition, she is writing her PhD thesis in feminist urban sociology at RWTH Aachen University.

Between 2013 and 2019, Sonja worked as research associate at the research group Gender and Diversity in Engineering (GDI) at RWTH Aachen University. 

She studied Sociology, Political Science and English Literature at RWTH Aachen University and graduated with a Magister degree in 2007.

Focus of Work

feminist urban sociology, sexual violence in sports, Gender and Diversity in Academia, Gender and Diversity Studies, Gender and Diversity in Engineering Education, postcolonial theories, qualitative research methods (situational analysis, grounded theory, discourse analysis)

Research and Practice projects (selection)

Publications (selection)

Gaedicke, Sonja (im Erscheinen): Discourse and the construction of ‘otherness’ in public urban ‚spaces of fear’ – an intersectional feminist approach. Artikel für den Tagungsband zur Konferenz „The City – Images and Imaginaries”, Madrid.

Gaedicke, Sonja (2019): Urbane Angsträume und rechte Diskurse. In: philou. Unabhängiges Studierendenmagazin der RWTH Aachen University, Nr. 7.

Steuer, Linda/ Bouffier, Anna/ Gaedicke, Sonja/ Leicht-Scholten, Carmen (2017): Diversifying Engineering Education - A Transdisciplinary Approach. In: Gray, Monica/ Thomas, Ken D. (Hrsg.) (2017): Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Engineering Majors and Careers, IGI Global, S. 201–235.


Social Sciences