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November 8: Dvorakk, “Resistance, Feminism, and Feminist Art in the GDR”

Join us Friday November 8 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm for

Resistance, Activism and Feminist Art in the GDR: Visions – (In)Visibilities – Commodification

Elisaveta Dvorakk 

PhD Candidate in Art History and Theory of Photography

Department of Art and Visual History | Centre for transdisciplinary Gender Studies 

Humboldt University of Berlin | Germany

Elisaveta Dvorakk is a PhD candidate in Art History and Theory of Photography at the Department of Art and Visual History at Humboldt University of Berlin. She is an associate member of the Centre for transdisciplinary Gender Studies (ZtG) at Humboldt University of Berlin and an associate at the Research Training Group “Identity and Heritage” of the German Research Foundation at Technical University of Berlin and Bauhaus University Weimar.

She holds a Masters Degree in Art History in Global Context with Focus on Europe and America from the Free University Berlin. Dvorakk studied Art History, Theory and History of Photography, Gender Studies and Protestant Theology in Berlin, Zurich and Vienna.

She is a member of the German Association of Art Historians and the College Art Association of America (CAA). Elisaveta Dvorakk is a board member of the International Association for the Study of Religion and Gender (IARG).

Her dissertation focuses on Journalistic Travel Photography and Political Aesthetics of the Documentary in Switzerland and the Soviet Union in 1937-38. It examines the photographic work of Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908-1942), the Swiss journalist, writer and historian, in the context of her journalistic travels to the Soviet Union, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland and Sweden in 1937-38 from a postcolonial, gender-critical and queer perspective.

Elisaveta Dvorakk’s further research interests include Critical Theory of Photography; Aesthetics of Totalitarianisms; Gender, Postcolonial and Post-Secular Theory; Visual Activisms; Institutional Critique; (Post-)Digital Archiving. She is a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation.

Workshop Location:  

  Center for European & Mediterranean Studies at NYU

  53 Washington Square South, 3rd floor, 4:30-6 p.m. 

All are welcome, but please RSVP:

Mara Lazda mara.lazda@bcc.cuny.edu

Questions? Contact Mara Lazda or Janet Elise Johnson johnson@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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