Lecture: Staci Gem Scheiwiller: Queens, Scholars, and Revolutionaries: Women, Power, and Representation in 19th-Century Iran, 25.11.2014, Vienna

Käthe Leichter Visiting Professor, University of Vienna
Time: Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 16:30 pm
Venue: Aula at the Campus of the University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Spitalgasse 2
Staci Gem Scheiwiller became the Käthe Leichter Visiting Professor of Gender Studies at the Department of Art History at the University of Vienna in November 2014. In 2009, she received her Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research field is Modern and contemporary Art with an emphasis in Iranian Art and Photography and a minor field in Islamic Art. She also specialises in theories of postcolonialism and gender. Currently, Scheiwiller is focused on issues of modernity and modernism in Iran during the 19th and 20th centuries and finishing a manuscript on the constructions of gender and beauty in nineteenth-century Iranian photography. Among several publications, her most recent includes an edited volume entitled Performing the Iranian State: Visual Culture and Representations of Iranian Identity (London: Anthem Press 2013). Since 2011, Scheiwiller has been Assistant Professor of Modern Art History at California State University, Stanislaus, where she teaches Modern, Contemporary, and Islamic Art History.
Read more about Staci Gem Scheiwiller in uni:view (in German)
Programme of the Käthe Leichter Lecture (PDF)