After being trained as a dancer for six years, Magdalena/Magda studied Jewish Studies and Art History at the Free University, where she focused particularly on topics related to the body - images and representations, treatment and religious/communal role. In her thesis she dealt with hybrid gender identities and transgressive sexuality in a religious legal framework, looking at the construction of gender within the domestic as well as public sphere in rabbinic literature.
For the past year Magdalena has been part of an interdisciplinary research project at the Institute for Sociology of the Technical University, where she assisted in the reconstruction of GDR biographies using bibliometric methods and oral history.
She is also a student worker for the Graduate School of the Berlin University of the Arts, supporting fellowship holders in their artistic research projects and artistic exchange.
Magdalena is passionate about everything food related. Apart from the act and enjoyment of eating, she is interested in the history of recipes, eating cultures & aesthetics, culinary identity as well as the politics involved.
Within the Global History program, she hopes to find thematic and methodological freedom to further explore, merge and integrate her many interests into personal projects through newly acquired skills.