Jana Leonora Storch is a Bachelor’s student of Cultural Studies and Gender Studies at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Alongside her studies, she works as a student assistant to the Main Women’s Representative at the Technische Universität Berlin.
Her research in the theme class »Image Knowledge Gestaltung« in the project group »Philosophy and Cultural History of Perception« examines the interrelationships in human-machine interaction with feminised voice assistant technologies (such as Alexa, Siri and Cortana) and social gender perception mechanisms. She will analyse the mediatised voice as a disembodied voice, examining its performative potential to construct/stabilise gender narratives. She plans to situate the feminisation of assistance technologies in a cultural-historical context of gendered assistance and care work.