PhD Projects at the Center of Cultural Production

For PhD students interested in the intersections of arts, cultural studies, economics and sociology, the Center provides a platform for exchange and networking. It initiates colloquia at the Zeppelin University Graduate School for the presentation and discussion of research projects.

Current PhD Projects

Chair of Media & Communication Science

Felix Krell

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Chair of Cultural Theory & Cultural Analysis

Hannah Schiffner

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Christina von Heydenaber

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Chair of Art Theory & Curating

Anna Fech

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Giannina Herion

SEX AFTER DEATH. Facing sexual trauma between sexes in the mirror of contemporary art and discourse

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Sophie Mak-Schram

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Bahman Iranpour

Art and socially engaged practice in contemporary Iran

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Marteinn Sindri Jónsson

Ecologies of the Public Sphere

The Curatorial Function of Independent Art Spaces in Germany

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Julie Göllner

Moraldiskurse in der zeitgenössischen Kunst – von aktuellen Machtdynamiken und institutionellem Strukturwandel

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Chair of Sociological Theory

Anna Staab

Wahrheit und Wissen des Theaters

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Senior Professorship for Sociology of the Art Field and Creative Industries

Friederike Schmiedl

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Saskia Buchmann

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Laura Noll

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Luca Gurtner

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WÜRTH Chair of Cultural Production

Christian Weining

Zur Organisation von Kulturorganisationen
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Completed PhD Projects

Chair of Cultural Theory & Cultural Analysis

Gill Zimmermann

Zur Frage der Ökologie. Geschichte des Wohnens

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Julian Stahl

Organisierte (Un)Ordnung – Kulturorganisationen in der Netzwerkgesellschaft

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Chair of Art Theory & Curating

Marie Rosenkranz

Artistic strategies in Brexit
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Francesca Brusa

Invisible production

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Helene Romakin
The Anthropocene and Visual Culture: Material Strategies in Art and Architecture
Sponsors: SNF - Schweizerischer Nationalfonds
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Franziska Brüggmann

The exhibition as critique of the exhibition. Or: What remains of Institutional Critique? A systematic overview of the institutionally critical discourse. (2018)

Chair of Art Theory and Curating

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Christina Buck

Conveying artistic Epistemes Higher Education Institutions and Universities (2019)

Chair of Art Theory and Curating

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Alexander Wilhelmi

The Trade & the Image: Portraits of Art Dealers in the 20th Century (2019)

Chair of Art Theory and Curating

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Jan Zipp
Programming Creativity - Semantics and Organisation of Creativity within IT Enterprises (2020)

Chair of Art Theory and Curating

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Eva Zepp
Participation in School Architecture: Aesthetics, Politics, Regimes of Display
Sponsors: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (2016 until 2019)
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Chair of Corporate Management & Human Resources Management

Kay Hendrik Hofmann
Co-Financing Hollywood Film Productions with Outside Investors (2012)

WÜRTH Chair of Cultural Production

Julian Stahl

Organisierte (Un)Ordnung – Kulturorganisationen in der Netzwerkgesellschaft

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Leticia Labaronne
Measuring the immeasurable: A contextualized empirically-based model for evaluating the performing arts. (2019)
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Claudia Steigerwald
Kulturelle Bildung als Programm. Die Idee einer „Bildung durch Kultur“ von der Neuen Kulturpolitik bis heute. (2019)
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Johanna Schindler
On Subjectivity and Synchrony in Artistic Research. Ethnographic Insights (2017)
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Esther Bishop
Tertiäre Bildung an deutschen Musikhochschulen
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