Fredericke is a PhD student in the 2019 cohort of the POLITICO programme on political concepts in the world, funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie scholarship.

In her PhD research, supervised by Dr. Ritu Vij and Dr. Nadia Kiwan, she is investigating the Utopian potential of the Global Women’s March Movement. She studies the movement’s global interconnectedness as well as the concrete local activism to understand these glocalized processes. Using Levitas’ Utopia as Method this will lay the groundwork to approach the protest movement with a more productive framework, i.e. from a Utopian perspective.

Fredericke holds a BA in Literature, Art and Media, with a focus on dystopian writing and science fiction as a political and social metaphor as well as a MA in Global Studies with a focus on feminist theory and legitimacy theory. She studied at the Universities of Konstanz and Leipzig, as well as the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and the University of Wrocław.

In addition to her academic work, Fredericke has an extensive background in volunteering in intercultural communication, where she acts as a certified trainer and organizer. Prior to starting her PhD in Aberdeen, Fredericke has worked as a project coordinator for a non-profit in the field of leadership development.

Research Interests

  • Utopian Studies
  • Feminist Theory
  • Feminist Activism
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Social Movements


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 754326.