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Dr. habil. Susanne Kreutzer

Professional Career

  Dr. Susanne Kreutzer

Main Research Areas:

Nursing ethics
History of nursing
Professionalisation of nursing in international comparative perspective
Biographical research/Oral history
Gender studies
Historical anthropology
Since 2012 Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Canada
2011 Habilitation at the University of Osnabrück, Department for Humanities/Nursing Science, venia legendi (the right to teach) for Health Sciences/Nursing Science
Postdoctoral thesis (Habilitationsschrift) on: „Everyday Nursing Life. Organization, Social Practice and Biographical Experiences, 1945–1980“
Since 2011 Associate lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Münster, Department of Nursing and Health Professions
Since 2010 Project director of the research project: “Rationalization of Nursing in Western Germany and the United States. A Comparative History of the Exchanges of Ideas and Practices, 1945 to 1975”, granted by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft); Research fellow at the University of Osnabrück, Department for Humanities/Nursing Science
Since 2009 Associate lecturer, University of Philosophy and Theology, Vallendar, Faculty of Nursing Science
2008-2010 Project director of the research project: “History of Nursing - Interviews with Contemporary Witnesses”, granted by the Robert Bosch Foundation
Since 2005 Associate lecturer, University of Osnabrück, Department for Humanities/Nursing Science
2005-2008 Postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Leibniz University Hannover; Project director within the Volkswagen Foundation research project: “Nursing and the Religious Community. The Example of the Deaconess Motherhouse Henriettenstiftung since 1944.”
2005 Research associate, Robert Bosch Foundation, Institute for the History of Medicine: Oral History-Project in the History of Nursing
2003 Ph.D. in history, Technical University of Berlin, thesis on Nursing Reform after 1945 (Orig. in German)
2002-2004 Co-editor and, since 2003, chief-editor of the journal “WerkstattGeschichte (History workshop)”
1997 Master's degree, Technical University of Berlin
1995-2000 Freelance collaborator, Schöneberg Museum, Berlin
1993-1995 Tutor, Institute of History, Technical University, Berlin
1991-1997 Student of history, Technical University, Berlin
1988 Student of Chinese, Tianjin Shifan Daxue [University of Education], Tianjin, People’s Republic of China
1987-1990 Student of sinology, Free University, Berlin
1986-1987 Student of Swedish in Stockholm, Sweden

Scholarships and Funding

2011 Grant-in-aid from the Rockefeller Archive Center, New York
Since 2010 Research grant from the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
2009 Scholarship of the University of Osnabrück, Pool Frauenförderung (funding program career advancement of women)
2008-2010 Research grant of the Robert Bosch Foundation
2007 Lillian Sholtis Brunner Fellowship of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, USA
2005-2008 Research grant of the VolkswagenStiftung (Volkswagen Foundation)
1999-2002 Ph.D. Scholarship of Hans-Böckler-Stiftung (Hans-Böckler Foundation)
1997-1998 Scholarship of the Förderprogramm Frauenforschung (funding program gender studies), Senate of Berlin
Student nurses in class

Membership in Academic Associations

American Association for the History of Nursing

Arbeitskreis historische Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung (Federation for Research in Women's and Gender History)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pflegewissenschaft e.V. (German Association for Nursing Science)

Sektion Biographieforschung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie [Section for Biographical Research of the German Society for Sociology]


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