Michaela Kaiser appointed
Dr Michaela Kaiser has been appointed Professor of Art Education and Art Mediation at the University of Oldenburg's Institute of Art and Visual Culture. Before coming to Oldenburg, she held a teaching and research post at the University of Potsdam.
Kaiser studied art education and art therapy in Nijmegen and Leeuwarden (the Netherlands) and applied social sciences in Bielefeld (Germany). She then worked as a research assistant at the universities of Paderborn and Münster and received her doctorate in 2019. She has held teaching positions at several universities and art colleges since 2017, including Osnabrück University and the University of Münster.
In 2018 she took over as principal investigator of the research initiative Leistung macht Schule, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, at the University of Paderborn, and then moved to Potsdam in 2021. A key focus of Kaiser's research and teaching is ways to integrate inclusion in art education contexts. The 35-year-old also conducts research on talent and performance from an art education perspective, as well as on the professionalization of art teachers in university-based teacher training.