SOAS University of London

Centre for Gender Studies

Jana Cattien

BA (Durham) MPhil (Cambridge)
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Jana Cattien
Jana Cattien
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Thesis title:
Contemporary Cologne: Unsettling Feminisms, Alliances and Events
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My research examines and interrogates feminist contestations around the 2015 Cologne 'event'; it seeks to intervene in the debate around ‘what happened in Cologne’, by focussing specifically on what feminists think happened in Cologne. More precisely, it asks: How does the ‘Cologne’ event produce and organise contemporary feminist alliances in Germany?


  • Cattien, Jana (2017). Feminist Epistemology and the Question of Difference Reconfigured: What can Wittgenstein Tell Us about "Women"?. Journal of International Women's Studies, 18(3), 5-18.



  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Gender Theory
  • Political Theory