Adrian De Silva / Associate member

Adrian De Silva / Associate member

Research scientist

Faculté ou Centre Faculté des Sciences Humaines, des Sciences de l'Éducation et des Sciences Sociales​
Department Département Sciences de l'éducation et intervention sociale
Adresse postale Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Bureau sur le campus MSH, E03 35-090
E-mail
Téléphone (+352) 46 66 44 9292

Dr. Adrian de Silva

is a postdoctoral researcher with a background in Sociology and Political Science and a PhD in Gender Studies. He is a member of the Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Literatur und für Interkulturalität at the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences of the University of Luxembourg.

Working across political sociology, sociology of law, sexology and political theory, his research engages with processes of minoritising unusual genders and sexualities in contemporary Western state formations and struggles for social change in these areas.

Research interests

  • Trans and intersex in medicine, law and politics
  • History and politics of the trans movement in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Queer theory
  • Sex and disability
  • Political theory

Last updated on: mercredi 15 décembre 2021

CV Adrian de Silva.pdf

Since 03/2016
Postdoctoral researcher, Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHES), University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

10/2020-07/2021
Associate fellow, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) research group “Global Contestations of Women’s and Gender Rights”, Bielefeld University, Germany

02/2016
PhD, Gender Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

10/2013-02/2016
Translator of academic articles and books in the interdisciplinary fields of Gender and Queer Studies (German/English)

03/2013-09/2013
Scholarship, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

09/2011-02/2013
Translator of academic articles and books in the interdisciplinary fields of Gender and Queer Studies (German/English)

01/2008-08/2011
Member of the graduate research training group “Gender as a Category of Knowledge”, Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies (ZtG), Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
PhD scholarship, German Research Foundation (DFG)

04/2000-08/2010
Visiting lecturer in Political Science, Gender Studies and/or Independent Studies at the Universities of Bremen, Göttingen, Oldenburg and Vechta, Germany

12/1999-03/2003
Research associate, Centre for Feminist Studies (ZFS), Bremen University, Germany

10/1997-09/1998
Graduate assistant, Political Science Department, Münster University, Germany

09/1996-05/1997
Research fellow, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canada Awards Scholarship, International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS)

02/1994
MA, Sociology, Münster University, Germany

01/1992-02/1994
Undergraduate assistant, Political Science Department, Münster University, Germany

09/1988-05/1989
Undergraduate Programme in Sociology, Political Science and English Language and Literature, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Undergraduate study scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

10/1986-02/1994
Study of Sociology, Political Science, English Language and Literature



Last updated on: 09 déc 2020