Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience

Dr. Anelis Kaiser

Phone
+41 31 631 56 36
E-Mail
anelis.kaiser@psy.unibe.ch
Office
A 340
Postal Address
University of Bern
Department of Psychology
Division of Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience
Fabrikstrasse 8
3012 Bern / Switzerland
Consultation Hour
by appointment
  • Sex and Gender Differences in Neuroscience
  • Feminist Neuroscience
  • Gender and Language
  • Neurolinguistics and Gender (Studies)
  • Neurocognition of Language
  • Gender Theory & (Studies of) Science
  • Inter- and Transdisciplinarity between Science and Gender Studies
  • Multilingualism in the Brain

Education and Degrees

2008
Ph. D. Psychology, University of Basel, Switzerland
1998
Diploma Psychology, University of Basel, Switzerland

Academic Positions

2013 - 2015
Marie Heim-Vögtlin fellow at the Department of Psychology, section of Social Psychology (Title of project "Multi-Scale Battery of Femaleness and Maleness to Examine Language Processing and its Plasticity in Structure and Function of the Brain". Funder: Swiss National Foundation)
2012
Vetretungsprofessur at Cognitive Science and Gender Research at the Centre for Cognitive Science, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
2010 - 2012
Visiting professorship at the Institute of Pedagogical Psychology / Centre for Interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
2010
Initiation and organisation of the International Network NeuroGenderings: Critical Studies of the Sexed Brain
2008 - 2009
Visiting scholar at the Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala, Sweden (Networking with members of the GenNa programme (Gender in natural sciences)
2007 - 2010
Research assistant at Zentrum Gender Studies (Project Gender and Science), University of Basel, Switzerland
2005 - 2006
Visiting research PhD student at BIOS (Multidisciplinary Research Centre in Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society), London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England (Funder: Swiss National Science Foundation)
2005
Research assistant at the Institute of Informatics and Society, University of Freiburg/Br., Germany
2002 - 2005
Research assistant in The Multilingual Brain (an interdisciplinary research project; method: fMRI), Institute of Anatomy, University of Basel
2005 - 2006
Graduate student in the Graduate School Science – Gender – Symbolic Order, University of Basel, Switzerland

Articles

Dischellenberg, D. & Kaiser, A. (forthcoming). The Sex–Gender Distinction. In Cheryl Travis & Jacquelyn W. White (eds.), APA Handbook of the Psychology of Women.

Kaiser A. (accepted). Hat das Gehirn ein Geschlecht? Kritische Untersuchung von neurowissenschaftlichen Studien. In M. Koreuber, & B. Aßmann(Eds.), Das Geschlecht in der Biologie: Anregungen zu einem Perspektivwechsel. Baden-Baden: Nomos-Verlag.

Kaiser, A. (accepted). Gender Matters and Gender Materialities in the Brain. In V. Pitts-Taylor (Ed.), Mattering: Feminism, Science and Materialism. New York: NYU Press.

Kaiser, A., & Schmitz, S. (in print). Neuroscience, Brain Research, and Sexuality. In N. Naples, M. Wickramasinghe, & A. Wong Wai Ching (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Joel, D., Kaiser, A., Richardson, S., Ritz, S., Roy, D., and Subramaniam, B. (2015). Lab Meeting: A Discussion on experiments and experimentation. Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, 1(1), 1-12. www.catalystjournal.org

Kaiser, A., Eppenberger, L., Kuenzli, E., Smieskova, R., Borgwardt, S., Radue, E.W., ... Bendfeldt, K. (2015). Age of second language acquisition in multilinguals has an impact on grey matter volume in language-associated brain areas. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 638.

Kaiser, A., & Dussauge, I. (2015). Feminist and Queer Repoliticizations of the Brain. EspacesTemps.net, Travaux, 13.04.2015, www.espacestemps.net/articles/feminist-and-queer-repoliticizations-of-the-brain/

Fine, C., Joel, D., Jordan-Young, R., Kaiser, A., & Rippon, G. (2014). Why Males ≠ Corvettes, Females ≠ Volvos, and Scientific Criticism ≠ Ideology: A Response to “Equal ≠ The Same: Sex Differences in the Human Brain” by Larry Cahill in Cerebrum.

Stein, M., Winkler, C., Kaiser, A., & Dierks, T. (2014). Structural brain changes related to bilingualism: Does immersion make a difference? Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1116.

Rippon, G., Jordan-Young, R., Kaiser, A., & Fine, C. (2014). Recommendations for sex/gender neuroimaging research: Key principles and implications for research design, analysis and interpretation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 650.

Kaiser, A. (2014). On the (Im)possibility of a Feminist and Queer Neuroexperiment. In S. Schmitz, & G. Höppner (Eds.), Gendered Neurocultures. Feminist and Queer Perspectives on Current Brain Discourses (Series: challenge GENDER – Contemporary challenges of within Gender Theory Vol. 2, pp. 41-66). Wien: Zaglossus.

Fine, C., Jordan-Young, B., Kaiser, A., & Rippon, G. (2013). Plasticity, plasticity, plasticity … and the rigid problem of sex. Trends in Cognitive Science, 17, 550-551.

Ferstl, E. C., & Kaiser, A. (equal contribution) (2013). Wie quantitative Methoden aus der Experimental- und Neuropsychologie einen Beitrag zur Geschlechterforschung leisten können. Gender, Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft, 3, 9–25.

Dussauge, I., & Kaiser, A. (2013). Repolitisations féministes et queer du cerveau. Revue d'anthropologie des connaissances, 7(3), 667–692.

Kaiser A. (2013). Zum (An)Erkennen von Gleichheit und Differenz in Geschlechterforschung und Neurowissenschaft – ein kritischer Vergleich. In G. Grisard, U.  Jäger, & T. König (Eds.), Verschieden sein – Nachdenken über Geschlecht und Differenz (pp. 147-157). Sulzbach/Taunus: Helmer.

Dussauge, I., & Kaiser, A. (2012). Neuroscience and Sex/Gender. Neuroethics, 5(3), 211-216.

Dussauge, I., & Kaiser, A. (2012). Re-queering the Brain. In R. Bluhm, A. Jacobson, & H. Maibom (Eds.), Neurofeminism: Issues at the Intersection of Feminist Theory and Cognitive Science (pp. 121-144). UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kaiser, A. (2012). Re-conceptualizing Sex and Gender in the Human Brain. Journal of Psychology, 220(2), 130-136.

Kaiser, A. (2010). Sex/Gender and neuroscience: focusing on current research. In M. Blomqvist & E. Ehnsmyr (Eds.), Never mind the gap! Gendering science in transgressive encounters. Crossroads of Knowledge 14 (pp. 189-210). Uppsala Sweden: Skrifter från Centrum för genusvetenskap. University Printers.

Bloch, C.°, Kaiser, A.°, Kuenzli, E., Zappatore, D., Haller, S., Franceschini, R., … Nietsch, C. (2009). The age of second language acquisition determines the variability in activation elicited by narration in three languages in Broca’s and Wernicke’s area. Neuropsychologia, 47(3), 625-633. ° = equal contributors.

Kaiser, A., Haller, S., Schmitz, S., & Nitsch, C. (2009). On sex/gender related similarities and differences in fMRI language research. Brain Research Reviews, 61(2), 49-59.

Kaiser, A. (2009). Feminismus, Geschlechterforschung und die Neurowissenschaft (Online publication, Feministisches Institut Hamburg). Retrieved from http://www.feministisches-institut.de/neurowissenschaft/

Kaiser, A., Kuenzli, E., Zappatore, D., & Nitsch, C. (2007). On females’ lateral and males’ bilateral activation during language production: A fMRI study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 63(2), 192-198.

Grisard, D., Häberlein, J., Kaiser, A., & Saxer, S. (2007). Gender in Motion. Die Konstruktion von Geschlecht in Raum und Erzählung. In D. Grisard, J. Häberlein, A. Kaiser & S. Saxer (Eds.), Gender in Motion: Die Konstruktion von Geschlecht in Raum und Erzählung (1st ed., pp. 11-31). Campus Verlag.

Imboden, G., Kaiser, A., & Ratmoko, C. (2007). Das “bewegte” Geschlecht. In D. Grisard, J. Häberlein, A. Kaiser & S. Saxer (Eds.), Gender in motion: die Konstruktion von Geschlecht in Raum und Erzählung (1st ed., pp. 104-127). Campus Verlag.

Kaiser, A. (2007). Zum Brückenschlag zwischen Neurologie und Feminismus. Freiburger FrauenStudien, 21, 441-445.

Kaiser, A. (2006). Neue Versuche zur Konfiguration und Konstitution von Materialitäten und Verkörperungen. Freiburger FrauenStudien, 18, 296-301.

Kaiser, A. (2006). Geschlecht im Kopf. Schattenblick, Fachpool Sozialwissenschaften\Psychologie, Forschung. MA Verlag: online Publikation (leicht veränderte Version der Veröffentlichung in Rosa 31, 2005).

Kaiser, A. (2006). On ›Geschlecht‹ in Brain Science Experiments. Thinking Gender – The Next Generation. Online publication retrieved from http://www.gender-studies.leeds.ac.uk/assets/files/epapers/epaper29-anelis-kaiser.pdf

Kaiser, A. (2005). Geschlecht im Kopf. Rosa, 31, 19-21.

Kaiser, A. (2004). Wie bunte Bilder von Gehirnen Geschlechtsunterschiede naturalisieren. Fraz, 4(34).

Kaiser, A. (2004). Glück im Gehirn. Megaphon, 278, 17-18.

Kaiser A, & Greef A. (2003). Wird die Universität ökonomisiert? Widerstand gegen die Ökonomisierung der Bildung durch die Bologna-„Reform“. In: Basler Stadtbuch 2003, pp. 118-121.

 

Books

Grisard, D., Häberlein, J., Kaiser, A. & Saxer, S. (Eds.) (2007). Gender in Motion: Die Konstruktion von Geschlecht in Raum und Erzählung. Campus Verlag.

 

Journals

Dussauge, I. & Kaiser, A. (2012) (Guest Eds). Special Issue: Neuroscience and Sex/Gender. Neuroethics 5(3).

 

Qualification Thesis

Kaiser, A. (2008). Geschlecht in der Hirnforschung am Beispiel von fMRI-Sprachexperimenten (Doctoral thesis 39, LXXVI Bl, University of Basel, Institute of Psychology). Retrieved from http://baselbern.swissbib.ch/Record/069496331

 

Posters

Kaiser, A. (2013, June). What do we mean by Female and Male in Neurocognitive Experiments on Language? Poster session presented at the Final Conference of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network on Language, Cognition and Gender ITN LCG, Bern, Switzerland.

Eppenberger, L., Smieskova, R., Kaiser, A., Kuenzli, E., Borgwardt, S., Radue, E. W., … Nitsch, C. (2012, March). Early multilinguals have smaller gray matter volumes in language processing areas. Poster session presented at the European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, Austria.

Garcia Nuñez, D., Wittmann, L., Ditzen, B., Kaiser, A., Zimmerli, L., & Jenewein, J. (2012, July). Swiss sibling sexual health study: Gender roles, sexual orientation, and mental health. Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research, Lisbon, Portugal.

Eppenberger, L., Kaiser, A., Kuenzli, E., Smieskova, R., Borgwardt, S., Radue, E., …  Nitsch, C. (2011, June). Age of second language acquisition influences the brain’s structure: Early multilinguals have smaller gray matter volumes in language processing areas. Poster session presented at The Plastic Brain, Basel, Switzerland.

Kaiser, A., Bloch, C., Kuenzli, E., Zappatore, D., Haller, S., Franceschini, R., … Nitsch, C. (2009). The age of second language acquisition determines the variability in activation elicited by narration in three languages in Broca’s and Wernicke’s area. Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Societey for Neuroscience, Fribourg, Switzerland.

Nitsch, C., Kuenzli, E., Zappatore, D., Kaiser, A., Haller, S., Radue, E., … Luedi, G. (2005). Mode of language learning and teaching influences regional cerebral activation elicited by narration in the third language. Program No. 535.9.2005, Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience online.

Kaiser, A., Kuenzli, E. & Nitsch, C. (2005). Does sex influence language processing? Methods in Mind (Conference Abstracts), 25.

Kaiser, A., Kuenzli, E. & Nitsch, C. (2004). Does sex / gender influence language processing? NeuroImage, 22, Supl.1. Abstr. No MO39.

Kuenzli, E., Zappatore, D., Kaiser, A., Haller, S., Radue, E., Franceschini, R., … Nitsch, C. (2004). Mode of language influences regional cerebral activation in a narrative task. FENS, 2, Abstr. AO43.15.

 

Interviews

Interview with Anelis Kaiser (2014). Zeitschrift genderstudies Nr. 25, HS 2014. Bern, p. 18.

Interview with Anelis Kaiser (2012). Die macht es ja wie wir (Wissenschaftlerinnen reden, überarbeitet von Lisa Stutz). In: Irene Weingartner, Aufzeichnungsmaschine. Biel: edition clandestin, p. 20-23.

Interview with Anelis Kaiser (2012). Es geht viel Individualität verloren (von Bettina Enzenhofer). In: an.schlaege. Das feministische Magazin, Vol. March.

Interview with Anelis Kaiser (2011). Entgrenzungen in der neurowissenschaftlich-experimentellen Forschung (von Katrin Lasthofer). In: Kehrseiten, Newsletter des Referats Genderforschung der Universität Wien, Vol. 3, p. 6-7.