Universität Bonn

Abteilung für Südostasienwissenschaft

Michaela Doutch

Michaela Doutch
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Michaela Doutch

Nassestraße 2

53113 Bonn

+49 228 73-9739

Michaela Doutch's main research focus is on labour and labour agency in global production networks; approaches to social reproduction and reproductive labour; women, gender, and feminism in development; and multi-scalar labour struggles and movements - with a regional focus on mainland Southeast Asia, particularly Cambodia.

  • Since 04/2022 Lecturer at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Bonn
  • 03/2021 – 03/2022 Research Assistant (WHK) at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Bonn
  • Since 12/2020 Trainer and consultant of the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit/Akademie für Internationale Zusammenarbeot (GIZ/AIZ) in Bonn
  • Since 2019 Supervisor and reviewer of BA and MA thesis in Southeast Asian Studies
  • 10/2018 – 03/2019 Lecturer at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Bonn
  • 11/2018 – 12/2018 Research stay in Cambodia
  • 10/2017 – 03/2018 Lecturer at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Bonn
  • 11/2017 – 12/2017 Research stay in Cambodia
  • 02/2015 – 03/2015 Research stay in Cambodia
  • 10/2014-04/2015 Student Assistant (SHK) at the German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn
  • 10/2011-10/2012 Intern at the Centre for Development Research (ZEF) in Bonn
  • Since 02/2016 PhD Candidate at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Bonn
  • 10/2012 – 09/2015 Master of Arts in Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Bonn
  • 10/2008 – 03/2012 Bachelor of Arts in Oriental and Asian Studies at the University of Bonn
  • Since 2016 PhD project “Labour Geographies in Global Production Networks: Cambodian Women Workers` Agency in the Global Garment Production Network” (Working Title)
  • 10/2016 – 12/2020 PhD scholarship of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (RLS) in Berlin
  • 03/2015 – 04/2015 PROMOS scholarship of the BMBF/DAAD, sponsored by the University of Bonn
  • 02/2021 „A gendered labour geography perspective on the Cambodian garment workers’ general strike of 2013/2014”, Globalizations. DOI: 10.1080/14747731.2021.1877007.
  • 11/2020 „Kambodschanische Textil- und Bekleidungsarbeiter*innen kämpfen ums Überleben“, in „Corona in Asien: Menschenrechtsverletzungen und soziale Ungleichheit im Schatten der Pandemie-Bekämpfung“, Asienhaus und philippinenbüro e.V. (eds.), Cologne 2020, 24-27.
  • 2019 Editor of the Special Issue „Arbeiter*innenbewegung(en) neu entdecken“ of the Journal Südostasien 01/2019, together with Oliver Pye, Nantawat Chatuthai, Andrea Höing, Fahmi Panimbang und Jörg Schwieger.
  • 2017 „Die Macht der Straße“, in: Bretthauer, Bastian, Lenz, Susanne und Jutta Werdes (Hrsg.): „Kambodscha - Ein politisches Lesebuch“, regiospectra Verlag, Berlin, 2017, 173-180.
  • 03/2017 „Textilarbeiter*innen in Kambodscha: Zwischen Arbeit, Armut und Aktion“, in: „Asien im Windschatten des Wachstums: Ungleichheiten, Extraktivismus, bewegungen“, Asienhaus und philippinenbüro e.V.(Hg.), Cologne 2017, S. 54-57.
  • 10/2021 „Wie Corona den Spiegel vorhält: Kambodschanische Textil- und Bekleidungs-arbeiter*Innen & ihr Kampf ums Überleben in Zeiten von COVID-19“, presentation at the session „Perspektiven der Labour Geography auf die Covid-19 Krise“ at the  #GeoWoche 2021.
  • 01/2021 „Towards a Gendered Labour Georgaphy: A feminist perspective on the Cambodian garment workers’ general strike of 2013/2014“, presentation at the University of Osnabrück.
  • 11/2019 „Geschlechterordnung in Südostasien: Strukturen und Kämpfe in Kambodscha, Myanmar und Indonesien“, presentation and discussion at the adult education centre in Bonn.
  • 09/2019 „The Cambodian Garment Workers' Movement: Linking Space, Agency and Gender“, presentation at the EuroSEAS conference in Berlin, 10.-23. September 2019.
  • 06/2019 „Space, Agency and Gender in the Cambodian garment workers’ general strike of 2013/2014”, presenation at the international workshop „Labour Conflicts and Development in the Global South” at the University of Nottingham, UK, 25.-26. Juni 2019.
  • 04/2019 „Kambodschanische Textilarbeiter*innen und politischer Aktivismus“, presentation at the workshop „Umkämpfte Geschlechterordnung: Rechte, Emanzipation und Rollback“ am 7. Asientag der Stiftung Asienhaus in Cologne.
  • 11/2018 „Kleider machen Leute – Arbeitsbedingungen und Arbeitskämpfe in der Textilindustrie“, presentation and discussion at the adult education centre in Bonn.
  • 11/2016 „Die Bewegung der kambodschanischen Textilarbeiter*innen: Labour und Labour Agency (Potential) im transnationalen Kontext“, presentation at the first student conference of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Hamburg, 04.-06. November 2016.
  • 09/2016 „The Movement of Cambodian Garment Workers: Labour Agency (Potential) in the Global Garment Production Network”, presentation at the International Conference of Labour and Social History in Steyr, Austria, 15.-17. September 2016.
  • 09/2015  „Cambodian Garment Workers and their Struggles in a Transnational Context: Labour Agency (Potential) and Transnational Campaigns”, presenation at the international conference „Transnational Labour Rights Activism across Asia and Beyond”. University of Bochum, 17.-18. September 2015.
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