Dr. Sonja Witte

Research Associate

IPU Berlin
Stromstr. 3b - Room 0.30
10555 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 300 117-742
E-Mail: sonja.witte(at)ipu-berlin.de

Teaching Focus

My teaching covers primarily the following theoretical topics: Psychoanalytical subject and cultural theory, critical theory, media and artistic theory, theories of sexuality and gender relations. The range of topics extends beyond discussion, among others, through current media phenomena, psychoanalytical conceptualizations of femininity, the unconscious in cinema, the meaning of (infantile) sexuality in today’s society, the continuing intergenerational (unconscious) effects of National Socialism, the unconscious in artistic and cultural industries, as far as questions of the relationship between the subject and capitalistic society.

Above all, in my courses I find it important to expose cultural phenomena to a psychoanalytic and culturally scientific perspective, in which conflicting and often contradictory tensions between subjective and social processes can be contemplated.