Francis Seeck hails from Berlin and identifies as gender queer_non-binary trans* and uses the pronouns they / their / them. Francis is currently writing a Master-Thesis in the field of Gender Studies and Social and Cultural Anthropology at Humboldt University Berlin. Their ethnographic study is concerning the intersectionality of grief/mourning and the practices of an initiative in Berlin (Grave with many names) that fights for a right to grief. For the last couple of years Francis has been involved in transgender, queer and anti-racist activism in Berlin. They are part of the advisory board of AB Queer e. V., an initiative that implements workshops at schools and youth centers in Berlin concerning lgbtq topics. Francis is also volunteering with an initiative that facilitates workshops concerning racism and discrimination at schools in Berlin and Brandenburg. Francis loves words and is involved in queer spoken word activism and poetry. They often perform on stage concerning queer topics, class and grief/ mourning. Last year they finished their first novel. Besides that, Francis loves boxing, meditating and reading. They will start pursuing a PhD in the field of queer studies/intersectionality next spring. Francis is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow and participated in the 2010 Warsaw Fellowship Program.
Updated May 2019