Kristina Schneider

Kristina Schneider studied Social and Cultural Anthropology in combination with a minor in Gender Studies and Sociology at Göttingen University, Germany. Afterwards, she was a graduate assistant at the Gender Research Unit and the Research Network DORISEA (Dynamics of Religion in Southeast Asia) at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, both located at Göttingen University.

Since 2013, she does her PhD research about the interrelations between religious and sexual identifications based on the example of religious LBT (lesbian and bisexual women, Trans*men) in Indonesia. Her ongoing dissertation project examines how religious identifications and same-sex desire/identifications are dynamically connected and negotiated in different social spaces and contexts (everyday, activist, media) while both are seen as paradoxes in hegemonic discourse.

In addition to her first teaching activities at the University of Göttingen, Kristina Schneider has been working as a trainer specialized in gender and sexuality in both youth and adult education.
Kristina Schneider has been working at the Göttingen Diversity Research Institute since October 2016. Since July 2018, she is a research associate at the Institute.


LGBT in Indonesien – aktuelle Entwicklungen. Südostasien Jg. 2016 (1): 36-38.

Alternate ways of doing gender in social spaces? – Über Positionierungsprozesse gleichgeschlechtlich liebender Frauen in Indonesien. In: Lehmann, Sonja; Müller-Wienbergen und Julia Elena Thiel (Hg.), Neue Muster, alte Maschen? Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf die Verschränkungen von Geschlecht und Raum; S. 229-249. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.

I attended several academic conferences on interreligious dialogue in the past, but I've never found a group like the one of DialoguePerspectives, that perfectly matches secularism with religions.

Eleonora, DialoguePerspectives participant