Sophie Raehme

I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Gender Studies at the Central European University in Vienna and a visiting scholar at the Institute of Political Science at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. I am pursuing a PhD in comparative gender studies. My research focuses on transitional and intersectional justice, gender, and human rights. The focus of my project is to identify legal, political, and cultural strategies used by different state and non-state actors in negotiating gendered concepts of justice, reparation, and victimhood in Colombia.

I am also interested in legal and feminist philosophy, critical theory, decolonial and creative methods, postcolonial and queer theory, and in supporting, strengthening, and building new relationships with and within the global souths. I previously hold a Master’s degree in Philosophy and in International Studies/ Peace and Conflict Research, as well as a BSc in Sociology from Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. And I have published on issues such as the rise in killings of social activists since the 2016 peace agreement in Colombia (2019).

With the South/South Movement, I am currently involved in organizing a roundtable on gendering (in)equalities and a feminist writing workshop. Recently I received a grant from the Open Society University Network for a queer feminist workshop series focusing on the role of art, corporeality, and empowerment that will take place in Vienna and Bogotá.