Nina Steinweg studied Law in Bonn and Heidelberg with a focus on European and international law and she earned her Master of Law (Maîtrise en Droit) in Montpellier, France in 1997.
After her second state examination in Law, Nina Steinweg expanded her legal expertise in labor law and public service law in law firms before she started her career in the field of gender and science at the University of Cologne in 2004 at the office of the gender equality officer. As a consultant on legal affairs, she monitored gender politics and personnel management. She also developed and coordinated Mentoring Programs for (Ph.D.) students and post-docs.
She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Heidelberg with an interdisciplinary thesis on the universal protection of the human embryo in vitro.
Since 2008 Nina Steinweg is committed to equality in research and academia with her work at the Center of Excellence Women and Science (CEWS) at GESIS, with a focus on gender justice, knowledge transfer, and evaluation of gender politics, programs, and measures. Her research includes the judicial aspects of gender equality, anti-discrimination & diversity in higher education, gender equality governance and the recruitment of leadership personnel.
Nina Steinweg performs evaluations of gender equality programs and politics in Austria and Germany. She coordinates the scientific service of the CEWS and is in charge of the database for gender equality law in Germany. She offers advice to women scientist, gender equality officers and to the applicant institutions for the Total E-Quality Award.
Since 2009 she developed and coordinates the “toolbox” for the DFG´s research-oriented standards on gender equality, an online collection of equal opportunity measures. She is involved in several EU projects, such as GenPORT and Baltic Gender.
Since 2014 she is a lecturer at the University of Cologne. As a member of the scientific board of the Women’s & Gender Research Network NRW, she is committed to the knowledge transfer and exchange between gender equality practitioners and gender researchers.