Graduiertenkoordinatorin & Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin


Dr. Juliane Scholz

Leibniz Center for Contemporary History Potsdam
Am Neuen Markt 1
14467 Potsdam

office: Am Neuen Markt 1, room 1.13 
phone: +49 331 74510-127

E-Mail: juliane.scholz [at] zzf-potsdam.de


Juliane Scholz (she/her) received her magister degree in Cultural Sciences, Communication and Media Studies and Psychology from the University of Leipzig in 2009. Her doctoral thesis (2014) focused on the professional history of screenwriters in Germany and the USA. She then continued her career as a senior researcher and lecturer at the University of Leipzig.

From 2018 until 2022 she worked as a research scholar at the Research Program for the History of the Max Planck Society (GMPG) at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. There she investigated the social history of the Max Planck Society as well as the MPG’s relationship to society, economy, and public sphere. Her second book, “Transformationen der Wissensproduktion. Eine Sozialgeschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft 1948–2005” (forthcoming) underlines the transformation scientific work-relations and the changing contexts of scientific production within so-called basic research, as well as the conflicts of scientific and non-scientific personnel throughout the second half of the 20th century.

In December 2022 Juliane joined the ZZF as graduate coordinator and research scholar. Her current research project aims to investigate the establishment of the legal reform of the abortion law (§218) as integral part of the German unification process.

Her research areas include German, European and US-American social and cultural history of the twentieth century, especially from a comparative viewpoint. She specializes in the history of science organizations, exile and migration studies, professionalization as well as film and media history. Her current research focuses on the the entanglement of knowledge systems, law and gender from postcolonial perspective.