Anna-Lena Dohmann

Anna joined ZSIMT in 2015 through an internship and was trained as an anti-bias trainer by Constanze Schwärzer-Dutta and Karun Dutta. She studied social sciences (B.A.) and therefore brings in expertise on gender constructions, social closure mechanisms and social inequality, racism and postcolonial theory, intersectionality and discrimination. 

The social science studies and the internship at ZSIMT, in combination with activist work in anti-ableist and anti-racist contexts, initiated an extensive reflection process on her own social position, power relations, privileges and disadvantages.

In her bachelor studies, Anna learned to analyze social and political conditions and processes in a theoretically well-founded way and to critically illuminate them. Learning this perspective was an important process, but she found that she also wanted to learn tools that would allow her to directly influence unjust power relations within a specific setting. Therefore, she subsequently decided to study law. 

Since beginning her law studies, Anna has worked at the intersection of law and society. She is also a mediator in training and would like to specialize in mediation in criminal and migration cases as a mediator in the future, in order to implement restorative justice approaches.

Her approach as an anti-bias trainer is characterized by empathy, humor and openness, and she is passionate about bringing real understanding to the table. She works in German, English and Spanish.