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Karentzos, Alexandra

TU Darmstadt

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Alexandra Karentzos, Dr. phil., is Professor of Art History, Fashion and Aesthetics at the Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany. She was previously Junior Professor of Art History at the University of Trier and Assistant Curator at the Alte Nationalgalerie and the Nationalgalerie Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum of Contemporary Art (both in Berlin). Her research interests cover the art of the nineteenth century to the present, focusing especially on gender and post-colonial issues (irony and postcolonialism, orientalism, gender studies and system theory, construction of body and gender, art and tourism). She was fellow at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA (Research group No Laughing Matter. Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity), guest researcher at the Institute of Art History at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo/Brazil, and fellow at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald/Germany. She is member of the scientific network “Entangled Histories of Art and Migration: Forms, Visibilities, Agents” funded by the German Research Society (DFG), and Co-founder and member of the board of the Centre for Postcolonial and Gender Studies (CePoG) Trier, and Co-founder and editor of the new magazine for contemporary art and popular culture Querformat. Selected publications: Schlüsselwerke der Postcolonial Studies, Wiesbaden 2012 (co-edited with Julia Reuter); Topologien des Reisens. Tourismus – Imagination – Migration / Topologies of Travel. Tourism – Imagination – Migration, online-publication Trier University 2010 (co-editors Alma-Elisa Kittner, Julia Reuter); Fremde Männer – Other Men, issue of the journal kritische berichte, 4/2007 (co-edited with Sabine Kampmann); Der Orient, die Fremde. Positionen zeitgenössischer Kunst und Literatur, Bielefeld 2006 (co-edited with Regina Göckede); Kunstgöttinnen. Mythische Weiblichkeit zwischen Historismus und Secessionen, Marburg 2005.

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