Friederike Nastold appointed
Dr. Friederike Nastold is the new Junior Professor for "Art History with a Focus on Gender Studies" at the Institute of Art and Visual Culture. Before joining the University of Oldenburg, she held a substitute professorship at the Karlsruhe University of Education.
Nastold studied fine arts, German language and literature and educational sciences at the University of Mainz and the University of Granada's Faculty of Arts (Spain) . After obtaining her Master of Education degree, she completed a master's programme at the Academy of Fine Arts Mainz and went on to earn her PhD at the University of Mainz and the Academy of Fine Arts Mainz.
In 2021 she became a research associate at the Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle. In her research and teaching, Nastold links questions from the arts and visual culture with approaches from gender and queer theory. Her research interests also include performance studies, psychoanalytical cultural theory and affect theory. In 2015 she founded TOYTOYTOY, a collective which operates at the intersection of art, mediation and theory from a feminist perspective and organises lectures, workshops and event series.