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Christina von Braun

Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor

  • 847-491-7249
  • Kresge Hall, 3305

Born in Rome, primary school and high school in West Germany and London. Studies of Political Science and Sociology at New York University, N.Y. and Bonn/Cologne, West Germany. From 1968 onwards freelance work as film maker and writer (1968-1969: New York; 1969-1981: Paris, France; 1981-1994: Bonn). 1991-1993 Fellow at the Institute for Cultural Studies, an interdisciplinary academic research institution. 1994 Nomination as full Professor at the Institute for Cultural History and Theory at Humboldt University in Berlin. Since 1990: Guest professor at different universities in the USA (Columbia, Dartmouth, University of Virginia), Israel (Hebrew University) and France (Paris VI), as well as in Austria (Vienna, Klagenfurt, Salzburg, Innsbruck). Author of more than fifty films (documentaries, essays and fiction), twenty books and numerous essays on cultural history, religion, and gender. From 1996-2005 founder and head of the department of Gender Studies at Humboldt University. In 2012 co-founder and first director of the Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg.