Dr. Carolin Wiedemann works as a journalist and author for various German Media Outlets such as Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Missy Magazine. In her articles she addresses new forms of power and resistance, asylum policy, racism, and (anti-)feminism. After studying Journalism, Communications, and Sociology in Paris and Hamburg, she got a scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation, wrote a PhD thesis about the question of subversion in times of digitization and worked as an editor at Frankfurter Allgemeine Quarterly. Her publications include the book “Selbstvermarktung im Netz” in which she analyzes Facebook, and Depletion Design: A Glossary of Network Ecologies (with Soenke Zehle), the dossier “Welcome to Germany” published by Heinrich Böll Foundation and the book based on her PhD „Kritische Kollektivität im Netz“. Her new book “Zart und frei” about the persistence of patriarchy and ways to overcome it will be published by Matthes&Seitz. Ms. Wiedemann is co-editor of Spheres, an online magazine about digital cultures, and a member of kritnet, a network for migration research. She is a board member of Humanity in Action Germany and participated in the Fellowship program in Berlin in 2010.
Humanity in Action is committed to providing an open, respectful, and safe environment for its Fellows, Senior Fellows, Program Interns, Staff, Board Members, speakers, partners, and others involved in its programs. Dr. Carolin Wiedemann is our Ombudsperson, our designated point of contact to serve members of the Humanity in Action network, including the Fellows of this program, who experience abusive, racist, sexist, homophobic, or other forms of discriminatory behavior that emanate from other members of the network.
More from Carolin Wiedemann
Carolin Wiedemann on the development of patriarchy and feminist concepts of society
Senior Fellow Carolin Wiedemann was invited to the School of Life Berlin as part of the conversation series “Being human! Conversations for a diverse world.”
Interview with Senior Fellow Carolin Wiedemann in "Neues Deutschland"
Senior Fellow Carolin Wiedemann was interviewed by Neues Deutschland newspaper where she answered questions about her recently published book "Tender and Free" (Zart und frei).
Anti-feminism: The patriarchy is rearing its head
Senior Fellow Carolin Wiedemann was featured in Artes feminism magazine's video series "KREATUR" (Creature). The episode, titled "Anti-feminism: The patriarchy rears its head" focuses on the countermovement of feminism - antifeminism.
Senior Fellow Carolin Wiedemann releases book "Tender and Free"
Senior Fellow Carolin Wiedemann published her first book "Tender and Free" on January 28th. A book about gender politics, "Tender and Free" analyzes the violence of today's patriarchal rule.
Anti-Feminist Discourses and the Anti-Abortion Movement in Germany
Senior Fellow Carolin Wiedemann wrote an article for Missy Magazine entitled "Abortion Against Germany" (Abtreiben Gegen Deutschland).
The World After Corona
Senior Fellow Carolin Wiedemann wrote two articles in the forthcoming book "The World After Corona".
When Islands Turn into Prisons
Senior Fellow Carolin Wiedemann has written and published the article "When Islands Turn into Prisons," about the appalling treatment of asylum-seekers in Europe.
A new generation poses the system question
Fridays for Future, MeToo und Black Lives Matter: Does the corona crisis reveal the connections? Senior Fellow Carolin Wiedemann today published an essay in Der Tagesspiegel in which she illustrates the nexus between various social struggles that had so far appeared to be separate. She argues that social movements are interlocking worldwide and are rising up against capitalist realism.
Open the homes: Refugees in mortal danger
"The danger of mass contagion in refugee accommodation has long been known. But because those affected have no lobby, nothing happened."
This crisis is a stage for patriarchy
"The man as scientist, the woman as child carer: The crisis reveals that patriarchal patterns of everyday life continue to shape people's thoughts and actions," writes Senior Fellow and Humanity in Action Germany Board Member Dr. Carolin Wiedemann.
Senior Fellow Carolin Wiedemann publishes article about the future of masculinity
Senior Fellow Carolin Wiedemann publishes article about the future of masculinity. She asks, "What happens to a man when he gives up power?"
Mentoring Program: Kick-Off Event
Today we are launching our new mentoring program for the Action Projects of our 2019 Fellows.
Senior Fellow Carolin Wiedemann featured in Deutschlandfunk radio program
Senior Fellow Carolin Wiedemann was featured in a Deutschlandfunk radio program about social movements through social media.
Voguing in Berlin: A Resistance
Senior Fellow Carolin Wiedemann publishes article on Berlin's voguing culture as a form of resistance.
Meet the newly elected Board of Directors
The General Assembly elected a new Board of Directors in mid-December 2018. We wholeheartedly thank our previous board members for their passionate commitment, for their endless energy and support and look forward to engaging with them in different capacities.