The research project “Antidiscrimination and Diversity within the German Police” was conducted by Verena Molitor, CGES Bielefeld University and Tatiana Zimenkova, TU Dortmund University. The project deals with minorities (especially sexual minorities), anti-discrimination activism and diversity within the German police. The main points of interest are the exclusion/discrimination of minorities within the police or through the police and, also, the tension between being an (active) member/activist in antidiscrimination work (e.g. LGBTQI activist) and being a state official. The project is based on a qualitative research design and tries to figure out the hidden structures of discrimination. As an outcome in 2017, several presentations and workshops for the police and anti-discrimination organizations were conducted. For example, for the police authorities in Berlin, Hannover and Stuttgart.
- Molitor, V. & Zimenkova, T. (2017). LGBTQI police officers going public? An interplay of gender regimes, LGBTQI identities, authority belonging and activism. Paper for 5th European Conference on Politics and Gender, panel on LGBTQI Rights, Sexuality and Politics. ECPG, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 8–10 June 2017.
- Molitor, V. & Zimenkova, T. (2017). LGBT-Police officers: An empirical study on everyday working life. – Zusammenfassung der ersten Ergebnisse. University Bielefeld/TU Dortmund – Working Paper
- Zimenkova, T. & Molitor, V. (2017). Approaching LGBTIQ‐Police officers: an easy to reach group? Paper for 5th European Conference on Politics and Gender, Session on Researching Intersectionality and Exclusion. ECPG, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 8–10 June 2017.