Tirler Jul

Period of stay: April 1st –June 30th 2021

Evaluation sheet for departing Fellows

  1. What would you consider to be the major benefits of your stay at IWM?

The library service, the infrastructure, exchange with colleagues, the Junior Visiting Fellows‘ 2021 summer conference.

  1. Was the event programme of the IWM attractive and interesting for you?

Some events were very interesting, others were of less interest to me.

  1. Do you have any criticisms of any aspect of the Institute’s program and operations?
    Please include any suggestions for improvement.

I would have appreciated more events with a gender sensitive/queer/feminist perspective.

  1. Is there anything else you would like to let us know regarding your stay at the IWM?

Thank you very much for everything!

Final Report sheet for departing Fellows

As mentioned in the “Terms of Award” agreement, we would kindly ask you to submit your final report on your activities, travels, talks and accomplishments during your research stay. Please be as specific and concise as possible!

In particular, we may ask you to list books or essays that have been written or worked on at the IWM, that have either been published or accepted for publication or that you wish to submit for publication. Describe briefly the nature of the work and give names of publishers or publications, dates and other relevant facts.

We would be very grateful if you could provide us with a copy of your publication(s) for our library or, if this is not possible, contact our librarian with the publication details. We would also like to ask you to list any prizes or awards you have received or will receive, as well as any scholarships and grants you have received or will receive.


  • PUBLICATION: Tirler, J. (2021): “Tres perspectivas feministas interseccionales de cine colectivo: Classe de lutte, Scuola senza fine y A la deriva por los circuitos de la precariedad femenina”, in: Comité organizador Noviembre Feminista 2018. Madrid: Instituto de Investigaciones Feministas, Universidad Complutense: 315–331.
  • CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: “Do not ask who we are but how we act
    – Conceptualising Collectivity with Scuola Senza Fine”, IWM Junior Visiting Fellows’ Conference June 21st 2021
  • TALK: “Nicht fragen wer wir sind, sondern wie wir tun! Kollektivität und feministische Bewegtbildproduktion bei Precarias a la deriva” in the seminar “Queer-Feministische Kollektive in Kunst und Kultur” held by Mag. Mag. Doris Posch at the University of Vienna, June 18th 2021

Thanks to Katharina Gratz and the IWM library I could get access to most of the relevant literature concerning historical background research on Italian Feminist movements (Andall 2000, 2007; Balbo 1980; Bono/Kemp 1991, De Clementi 2002; Hellman 1987; Lussana 2012) with a special focus on Trade Union Feminism (Frisone 2013), the Milanese context (Vacchielli 2011, 2015) and feminist film production (Belmonit et al. 1980; Berg-Ganschow et al. 1982). During my research stay at IWM, I was thus able to substantially advance the work on this aspect of my research project. I also worked on my theoretical foundations and engaged with queer-feminist and intersectional critiques of collectivity as well as with notions of collective agency (Bernini 2021; Cohen 1997, 2019; Cole 2008; Dietze et al. 2012; Evans/Lépinard 2020; Ferguson 2018; Hennessey 1994; Shephard 2016).

I was able to present and discuss my latest research results at the IWM Junior Visiting Fellows’ Conference on June 21st 2021 and at a lecture in the seminar “Queer-Feministische Kollektive in Kunst und Kultur” held by Mag. Mag. Doris Posch at the University of Vienna on June 18th 2021. Most recently, my article “Tres perspectivas feministas interseccionales de cine colectivo: Classe de lutte, Scuola senza fine y A la deriva por los circuitos de la precariedad femenina” was published during my research stay at the IWM.


In the three months I spent at IWM, I was able to make substantial progress in my theoretical approach as well as on one analysis chapter of my dissertation, and I was able to profitably present and discuss these findings at the IWM Junior Visiting Fellows‘ Conference.


Andall, Jacqueline (2007): Italian feminisms and the challenges of ethnic diversity. Fem Rev 87, 76–84. Andall, Jacqueline (2000): Gender, Migration and domestic service. The Politics of Black Women in Italy. London, New York: Routledge.

Balbo, Laura (1981): Women’s Access to Intellectual Work: The Case of Italy. In: Signs, Vol. 6, No. 4, 763– 770.

Bernini, Lorenzo (2021): Queer Theories: An Introduction. From Mario Mieli to the Antisocial Turn. New York: Routledge.

Belmonit, Maria Grazia/ Carini, Anna/ Daopoulo, Rony/ de Martiis, Paola/ Miscuglio, Annabella/ Rotondo, Loredana/ Vagt, Sigrid (1980): Nehmen wir uns das Leben zuruck: Zu „Ein Prozess wegen Vergewaltigung“. In: Frauen und Film, No. 23, blick nach vorn im zorn, 32–36.

Berg-Ganschow, Uta/ Funke, Monika/ Heberle, Helge und Hoff, Claudia (1982): …niente in ordine. Gespräch mit Daniela Trastulli, in: Frauen und Film, no. 31, 10–12.

Bono, Paola and Kemp, Sandra (eds.) (1991): Italian Feminist Thought: A Reader. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Cohen, Cathy (2019): The Radical Potential of Queer?: Twenty Years Later, in GLQ (2019) 25 (1): 140–144.

Cohen, Cathy (1997): Punks, Bulldaggers and Welfare Queens. The Radical Potential of Queer Politics?, in: GLQ Vol 3. 437–465.

Cole, Elizabeth (2008): Coalitions as a Model for intersectionality: from practice to theory. In: Sex Roles 59, no. 56, 443–453.

De Clementi, Andreina (2002): „The Feminist Movement in Italy“. In: Thinking Differently: A Reader in European Women Studies, ed. G Griffin and R. Braidotti. New York: Zed Books.

Dietze, Gabriele/Haschemi Yekani, Elahe/Michaelis, Beatrice (2012): „Checks and Balances. Zum Verhältnis von Intersektionalität und Queer Theory“ . In: Gender als interdependente Kategorie. Neue Perspektiven auf Intersektionaltität, Diversität und Heterogenität hrsg. v. Katharina Walgenbach, Gabriele Dietze, Antje Hornscheidt und Kerstin Palm, Opladen: Barbara Budrich, 107–139.

Evans, Elizabeth/Lépinard, Éléonore (2020): Intersectionality in Feminist and Queer Movements. Confronting Privileges. New York: Routledge.

Ferguson, Roderick A. (2018): Queer of Color Critique, in: Oxford research Encyclopedia Literature. Frisone, Anna (2013): ‘Le 150 ore e le lavoratrici’. In: Maria Paola Del Rossi/ Gloria Chianese (Hg.innen): Lavoro e sindacato nei 150 anni della storia d’Italia, Annali della Fondazione Giuseppe Di Vittorio. Rom: Ediesse, 161–188.

Hellman, Judith (1987): Journeys Among Women: Feminism in Five Italian Cities, New York: Oxford University Press; Cambridge: Polity Press.

Hennessey Rosemary (1994): Queer Theory, Left Politics. In: Rethinking Marxism 7.3, 85–111. Lussana, Fiamma (2012): Il movimento femminista in Italia: esperienze, storie, memorie (1965– 1980), Rom: Carocci.

Shephard, Nicole (2016). Queering intersectionality: encountering the transnational. GENDER – Zeitschrift fur Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft, 8(2), 31–45.

Vacchelli, Elena (2015): Milan 1970–1980: women’s place in urban theory. In: Research in Urban Sociology, Volume 9, 29–51.

Vacchelli, Elena (2011): “Geographies of Subjectivity: locating Feminist Political Subjects in Milan. Gender, Place & Culture, 18.6 (2011), 768–85.