German PhD student Andrea Rottmann was accepted as fellow in this year's Community of Scholars at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG), where she looks forward to working on a chapter from her dissertation, Queer Home Berlin? Everyday Life, Subjectivities, and Memory of Queer People in the Divided City, 1945-1970.

IRWG/Rackham Community of Scholars summer fellowships were granted to 10 graduate students from 10 disciplines, broadly ranging from the social sciences to the humanities and health-related fields.

The Community of Scholars program supports Rackham graduate students who are engaged in scholarly research or other creative projects focusing on women, gender or sexuality. 

All awardees participate in a weekly seminar during May and June, and continue their research during July and August. Awardees present their work at a public symposium in the Fall semester.

Rottmann also gave a presentation on "Queer Nightlife in Postwar West Berlin" at the Queer Localities conference at Birkbeck College in London, UK, in November 2017.