Sarah Scheidmantel is a cultural scientist and medical historian working on gender, sexuality, consumption and medical history. Her main interest is the study of how femininity was constructed between medicine and consumption around 1900, as women became consumers of beauty care devices. She studied media and cultural studies as well as history of science in Weimar, Berlin and Cambridge (UK) and is doing her PhD at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Her interest in gender roles in a cultural context has also taken her to Poland, Slovenia, and the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development Berlin. Sarah is actively engaged in science dialogue, having written several online articles and spoken as an expert on panels and at seminars.
I want to rethink ways to gender equality. I want this because only with the understanding that our world is of our own making we achieve real gender equality faster. I can do this because with my research I generate knowledge about how strongly historical gender concepts are connected to today’s gender inequalities.