Maria Bühner does research on the subjectification of female* homosexualities in Eastern Germany (1945-1994) as a research fellow at Leipzig University and has a huge interest in the intersection of cultural studies and technologies. Maria studied cultural studies at Leipzig University and University of East London. She has worked as research fellow at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden in a BMBF-funded research project on objects and sexualities and as a cybersecurity technical writer for Security Research Labs.
Her research foci are the history of sexualities, material culture studies, and technologies. She published several articles on lesbians in the GDR and wrote an expertise for the Senate of Berlin. Additionally, she is a co-publisher of a volume on European gender history (2018, Franz Steiner) and conference proceedings on collection policies and sexualities (2021, Böhlau).
The Ambivalence of Feeling Backward: Lesbian Activists in the German Democratic Republic and their Politics of Memory, in History | Sexuality | Law, 31. März 2021, https://hsl.hypotheses.org/1632.
How to remember Invisibility. Documentary Projects on Lesbians in the German Democratic Republic as Archives of Feelings, in Afken, J./Wolf, B. (2019) Sexual Cultures in Germany in the 1970s – A Golden Age for Queers? Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, S. 241-265, https://uni-leipzig.academia.edu/MariaBuehner.