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Karina Korecky, M.A.

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Research Project: "The Legacy of Nazi Medicine in Contemporary Mental Health Ethics: Comparing three decades of debates in Germany and Israel, 1990-2020"

Biographical Note

After completing her studies in sociology and political science at the Universities of Vienna and Hamburg (M.A. University of Vienna), Karina Korecky worked as assistant project coordinator in a research project in the field of labor psychology. She taught courses in history of sociology (Bremen) and political theory (Hamburg). In the context of a research project on the post-war history of psychiatry in the Rhineland, she discovered an enduring interest in sociology and history of psychiatry. Korecky is currently finishing a dissertation (Institute for Sociology, University of Freiburg) based on a qualitative study of subject theory and the experience of psychiatry. Since October 2022, she works at the Department for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Goettingen Medical Centre, in a German-Israeli research project on the legacies of Nazi medicine and the Holocaust on the institutionalization of bioethics, with a specific focus on mental health ethics.

Since 2022: Research associate, Department for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine at the University of Goettingen Medical Centre. Research project: “The legacy of Nazi medicine in contemporary mental health ethics: Comparing three decades of debates in Germany and Israel 1990-2020” (PIs: Prof. Dr. Silke Schicktanz, Prof. Dr. Nadav Davidovitch, Dr. Rakefet Zalashik)

Summer semester 2022: Research associate, lecturer, and coordinator of the M.A. program at the Institute for Sociology, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

2017-2020: Research associate, Institute for Sociology, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, in the German Research Foundation (DFG) project “Psychiatry and subjectivity in transition: Experiences from patients in German psychiatric institutions from the 1960s to today” (PIs: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bröckling, Dr. Andrea zur Nieden)

2016-2020: Research internship with Prof. Dr. Vivian Liska (Institute of Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp / Distinguished Visiting Professor for German literature, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)

2016-2017: Research assistant for Prof. Dr. Michael Fagenblat, (Department for Literature, Language and the Arts, Open University, Israel)

2013-2014: Research associate, Department of the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, University Hospital Duesseldorf, research project “Review and documentation of the history of persons with disabilities and psychiatric illnesses in institutions of the Landschaftsverband Rhineland since 1945” (PI: Dr. Thorsten Noack)

2013-2014: Lecturer, Institute for Sociology, University of Bremen

2011-2013: Lecturer, Institute for Political Science, University of Hamburg

2006-2009: Project assistant, AuG/Perspective e.V. (Leuphana University of Lueneburg) for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funded research project “Qualification through integration of experience-based resources into organizations of professional care”

M.A. Sociology and Political Science, University of Vienna, University of Hamburg

  • History of bioethics and mental health ethics
  • Sociology of medicine, sociology of psychiatry
  • Political theories of the Enlightenment
  • Subject theory, subjectivation
  • Feminist theory

Summer semester 2022
Institute for Sociology, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg
Seminar “Biopolitics: History and problems of the concept”
Seminar “Psychiatry and gender”

Winter semester 2018/19
Institute for Sociology, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg
Seminar “Talking Psychiatry: Theory and practice of narrative interviews with former patients” (together with Christoph Panzer)

Summer semester 2014
Institute for Sociology, University of Bremen
Tutorial for the lecture “Introduction to the history of sociology”

Summer semester 2013
Institute for Sociology, University of Bremen
Tutorial for the lecture “Introduction to the history of sociology”

Winter semester 2012/13
Institute for Political Science, University of Hamburg
Seminar “Political theories of the Enlightenment”

Winter semester 2011/12
Institute for Political Science, University of Hamburg
Reading course “Rousseau’s social contract and its interpretations”

Book

 Everday Life in Psychiatry. Coercion and reform in the institutions of the Landschaftsverband Rheinland (1970-1990) (with Andrea zur Nieden), Metropol Verlag, 2018 (in German).

Articles

“Subjectivation as promise and imposition: Sociological explorations of social psychiatry,” (with Ulrich Bröckling) in: Soziale Psychiatrie, 4:178, 2022, pp. 26-32 (in German).

“Nature as Beginning: The Origin of the State in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s work,” in: K. P. Jankrift, A. Kagerer, C. Kaiser, M. A. Martín Romera (eds.): Natur und Herrschaft. Analysen zur Physik der Macht, DeGruyter, 2016, pp. 285-310 (in German).

„Was den Bürger im Innersten zusammenhält. Remarks on the relation of citizen and state,“ in: F. Heidenreich, D. Mineur, D. Schulz (eds.): Die Bürger und ihr Staat in Deutschland und Frankreich. Les citoyens er leur État en France et en Allemagne, Schriftenreihe des Internationalen Zentrums für Kultur und Technikforschung der Universität Stuttgart, LIT: 2014, pp. 83-96 (in German).

“Sophie’s Contract: Two Fields in the Reception of Rousseau,” in: J. Reiling, D. Tröhler (eds.): Zwischen Vielfalt und Imagination. Praktiken der Jean-Jacques-Rousseau-Rezeption. Entre hétérogénéité et imagination. Pratiques de la réception de Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Reihe Travaux sur la Suisse des Lumières, 2013, pp. 383-406 (in German).

“To Respect and Love the Laws of the State: On Femininity and the Nation,” in: A. Kindler, B. Oellers, H. Pass (eds.): Theorie und Praxis. Beiträge zur Kritik der Gesellschaft, LIT: 2011, pp. 150-176 (in German).

Book reviews/ Review essays

Review essay: “Making Sense of Insanity: What Can Qualitative Research Do in Social Psychiatry?” in: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 21:2, May 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-21.2.3490 (in German).

Review of Lust und Verwundbarkeit. Zur Zeitgeschichte der Sexualität in Europa und den USA by Dagmar Herzog, in: H-Soz-Kult, 30.04.2019 www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/reb-27727 (in German).

“The birth of the women’s movement: A debate of Skadi Sirii Krause’s article,” in: Theorieblog, 06.12.2018, www.theorieblog.de/index.php/author/karina-korecky (in German).