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Michèle Kretschel, M.A.

Research Assistant in sub-project E: “The Common as Imagination and Practice: Processes of Common-Welfare-Oriented Infrastructuralization in legal anthropology and gender theory”
Institute for European Ethnology, Humboldt-University Berlin

My research deals with the practical mobilization of law in the everyday life of gender equality advocates. It is exciting to observe how not only the classical ways of strategic litigation come into focus. With a broad understanding of legal practices, it becomes clear how multifaceted legal-political action is and how the fact of knowing and being able to use law shapes the political agenda of associations and political bodies. For me, participating in the research project means experiencing the encounter between activists, administrative actors, and us as an academy, and thus learning about engaged, collaborative research in practice.