Dr, Dagmar Schultz

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Born in Berlin, Germany, Dagmar Schultz first studied at the Free University of Berlin and then studied and worked in the United States and in Puerto Rico from 1963 – 1972.

Between 1963 and 1965 she studied Speech (direction and production of documentary films), Journalism, and Theater) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

In 1969 – 1970 she taught at Columbia College in Chicago. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a dissertation on workers‘ education in 1972 and her Habilitation from the Free University of Berlin with a study on the life and work of women and men professors.

Dagmar Schultz taught at the John F. Kennedy Institute of North American Studies at the Free University of Berlin from 1973-1986 women’s studies and cultural and immigration issues. From 1991 to 2004, she was a professor of Social Work at the Alice-Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany. Her teaching and research have focused on feminist studies and women’s movements, on anti-racist social work, on women’s health care and on cultural competence in the psychiatric care of migrants and minorities.

In 1974, after her return to Berlin, Dagmar Schultz was a co-founder of the Feminist Women’s Health Center in Berlin in 1974, the first of its kind in Germany. She worked with the center until 1981. She also co-founded Orlanda Women’s Press (Orlanda Frauenverlag) in 1974 and was its (co-)publisher until 2001.

Since 2004, Dagmar Schultz has been involved in writing and in organizing reading tours in the US for her partner Ika Hügel-Marshall (author of Invisible Woman. Growing up Black in Germany) as well as other events. In 2007 she was the co-producer of the film “Hope in My Heart – The May Ayim Story.” In 2012 she produced and directed a documentary on the times in Germany of author Audre Lorde (“Audre Lorde—The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992”).

Dagmar Schultz is a passionate photographer (see photogallery). Her photos of plants and flowers, and others, have appeared on book covers at Orlanda Verlag and Fischer Verlag.

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