Gerburg Treusch-Dieter was a professor of Sociology at
the Free University of Berlin. She has done extensive research
in the area of Gender Politics, and about gene and reproduction
technology. She combined a critical analysis of current
technological developments and their effect on individuals
and society with a comparative view of modernity and antiquity.
Central to her work are questions about power and emancipation,
and about the changing definitions of the sexes and the
relationships between the sexes.
She published (among others) Die heilige Hochzeit ((The Sacred Wedding, 1997 and 2001), Studien zur Totenbraut (Studies of the Death Bride, 1995), Von der Sexuellen Rebellion zur Gen- und Reproduktionstechnologie
(From Sexual Revolution to Gene and Reproduction Technology, 1990) and Die
Spindel der Notwendigkeit. Zur Geschichte eines Paradigmas weiblicher
Produktivität (The Spindle of Necessity. Towards a History of a Paradigm of female Productivity, 1985). With V2_, she published in 1997s TechnoMorphica: Caught in the Net; from Limb-Machine to Cyborg.