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Academic and Professional Background

Claudia Gather graduated from University of Trier and Free University Berlin with a major in Sociology. She was a research associate at Technical University Berlin and Free University Berlin as well as a visiting professor at the University of Florida and Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main. She is one of the founders of WeiberWirtschaft, the largest German cooperative for businesses started and run by women and she is an editor of the interdisciplinary feminist journal Feministische Studien. Her major fields of research are gender and the division of labour, women's work and paid informal work in private households, and women entrepreneurs. Since summer term 2020 Claudia Gather is retired.

Expertise in

  • Women as entrepreneurs
  • Informal labour conditions in private households
  • History and sociology of the gender division of labour
  • Wage dumping and employment in the low-wage sector