Alexandra Karentzos

is an art historian and has been Professor of Fashion and Aesthetics at the Technical University of Darmstadt since 2011. Previously, she was Junior Professor of Art History at the University of Trier from 2004-2011 and research assistant at the National Gallery in Berlin (Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin and Alte Nationalgalerie) from 2002-2004.

In 2007, she was fellow in the research group “No Laughing Matter. Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity” at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA, and in 2008, she was guest researcher at the Institute of Art History at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil. From 2010 to 2011 she was fellow at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Germany and most recently in 2022 she was visiting scholar at University of Cincinnati.

In 2005, together with Viktoria Schmidt-Linsenhoff and Katja Wolf, she founded the Centre for Postcolonial and Gender Studies (CePoG) at the University of Trier. She is co-founder and editor of the journal “Querformat. Contemporary. Art. Popular Culture”. She completed her studies in art history, archaeology, psychology and pedagogy at the Ruhr University Bochum in 1998, where she also graduated in 2002 with a thesis on “Kunstgöttinnen. Mythical Femininity between Historicism and Secessions”.

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