- Neoliberalisation and politics of exclusion in German family law
- Child custody
My research focuses on the (neo)liberalization of German family law practices, with a specific focus on child custody proceedings and politics of exclusion. Through (queer)feminist discourse analysis of court judgements and interviews with social and legal professionals and by drawing on (queer)feminist and postcolonial theories, my doctoral study seeks to explore a) what kinds of discourses and mechanisms of exclusion exist in German family law and the legal profession when dealing with child custody proceedings; b) how discourses on parenthood, the best interest of the child, parental alienation, violence, class, race, gender and sexual orientation are negotiated and embedded into legal decision-making; c) how subject positions and resistances against pathologizing and discriminatory practices in German family law are formed and being performed.
Lisa holds a M.Sc. in Sociology of Law from Lunds University and a B.Sc. in Social Science, Welfare Studies, and Philosophy from Roskilde University (Denmark). Between 2016 and 2022 Lisa worked in (queer-) feminist NGOs and child rights organisations focusing on sexualised- and gender-based violence and trauma.