The Joint Commission is the governing body of the Center for Gender & Diversity. Professors, academic staff, and students form a Joint Commission for Women’s Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Gender and Queer Studies as an inter-university association to raise awareness for the topics of gender and diversity in studies, teaching, research, and to further the exchange of knowledge between Hamburg’s universities.

The Joint Commission was first established back in 1985 by three of the universities in Hamburg. Today, a total of nine Hamburg universities are members of the Joint Commission.

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Chairwoman of the Joint Commission: Prof. Dr. Andrea Blunck (Universität Hamburg, Department of Mathematics)

Deputy Chairwoman of the Joint Commission: Dr. Miriam Tariba Richter, University of Applied Sciences Hamburg (HAW Hamburg), Department of Care and Management.

All of the participating universities support the Center for Gender & Diversity and its library. The agreement dated 3 March 2020 (PDF, in German) forms the basis for the cooperation.

The Joint Commission has agreed statutes (PDF, in German) for its work.

Current members of the Joint Commission
  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Blunck (UHH); Prof. Dr. Martina Neuburger (deputy)
  • Prof. Dr. Daniela Rastetter (UHH); Prof. Dr. Franziska Müller and Prof. Dr. Almut Peukert (deputies)
  • Dr. Gilberto Rescher (UHH); Dr. Frederike Esche (deputy)
  • Leia Kantenwein (UHH)
  • Zandile Ngono (UHH)
  • Prof. Dr. Miriam Richter (HAW Hamburg); Prof. Dr. Johanna Buchcik(deputy)
  • Prof. Dr. Yeliz Yildirim Krannig (HAW Hamburg); Prof. Dr. Hanna Klimpe (deputy)
  • Kilian Rupp (HAW Hamburg)
  • Dagmar Richter (TUHH): Bodo Fiedler (deputy)
  • Prof. Dr. Anja Steidinger (HFBK)
  • Mira Riebau (HfMT); Ver Heimisch (deputy)
  • Prof. Dr. Annette Eicker (HCU)
  • Lara Nehrke (HSU); Lisa Rosen (deputy), (May 2024: Christoph Cammin); Prof. Dr. Barbara Sieben (deputy); 
  • Andrea Leuck-Baumanns (BLS)
  • Prof. Dr. Siegfried Saerberg (Ev. University); Dr. Anneke Wiese and Sabine Maaß (ZeDiS) (deputies)