Project A03: Sexual Human Differentiation and Disability

The Construction of ‘Disabled Sexuality’ and Sexual (Dis )Ability

The project examines sex education and services of sexual assistance and surrogate partnership for people with disabilities. Using ethnographic methods and a cultural studies approach to sex research, it seeks to understand how these services construct ‘sexual disability’ and ‘disabled sexuality’ as a specific kind of (dis-)ability, and how they incorporate it into bodies and individuals. Sexual education and assistance services are analysed as a field of sexual human categorization in which the inclusion of people with disabilities and the boundaries of the (un )natural or (ab )normal are negotiated through practices and discourses.
Project team
Dr. Tobias Boll (PI), E-Mail: boll[at]
Miriam Brunnengräber, M.A. (PhD student), E-Mail: m.brunnengraeber[at]
Maik Wiesen, M.Sc. (PhD student), E-Mail: mwiesen[at]
Aurora A. Sauter, M.A. (Associated Postgrad Researcher), E-Mail: ausauter[at]
Marlene Keyser, B.A. (Student Research Assistant)
Mika-Joel Dahmer, B.A. (Student Research Assistant)
Former team members
Juliane Dahlke, M.A. (PhD student), E-Mail: juliane.dahlke[at]
Lily Carr (Student Research Assistant)