Irene Berkel

Irene Berkel is a religious and cultural scientist. She researches into the history of the incest taboo during the 19th and 20th centuries and its erosion since the second half of the 20th century, as well as into the concept of genealogy, particularly in psychoanalysis. Since 2006 Berkel has been teaching in the Institute of Educational Science at the University of Innsbruck; since 2010 she has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the Psychoanalytical Science Forum, Berlin.