Dr. Judith Albrecht

Dr. Judith Albrecht Adjunct Faculty, Webster Vienna Private University






Courses taught at WVPU

  • Women and Gender in Social Justice Organizations

Background and Facts

Judith Albrecht is a social anthropologist, social justice advocate and documentary filmmaker based in Berlin. Her work focuses on gender, political anthropology, conflict, violence, memory, social movements, transnationalism and diaspora research in the Middle East (especially Iran), Libya and East Africa (especially Tanzania and Malawi).

Prior to assuming her current position as a postdoctoral researcher on the project “Trauma, Grief and Social Justice in Germany” (2015-2020) at Freie Universität Berlin’s Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Dr. Albrech served as a Research Assistant at TU Chemnitz’s Institute for Intercultural Communication (2014-2015), a lecturer in social anthropology at Ruhruniversität Bochum, and has previously taught within the Institut für Iranistik, Institut für Ethnologie at Freie Universität Berlin, as well as the Institut Cottbus for World Cultural Heritage.

Her past work in social justice organizations include having served as the Director of the Association for Memory of Crisis and Conflict (2009-2013), the Project Coordinator in Germany for the Save Motherhood Programme in Nkhotakota, Malawi (2007-2009), lecturer on gender, Islam, religion, political violence and human rights during the Vienna International Christian-Islam Summer University (2008, 2010, 2012), the organizer and director of the First International Conference on Cross-Border Asylum Action at the Friedensuniversität Schlaining, Austria (2003/4), and founder and collaborator of Deutsch im Asyl (2000-2004).