Andrea B. Braidt


ELIA President

University of Vienna, Department for Theater, Film and Media Studies
Vienna, Austria

Mag. Dr Andrea B. Braidt MLitt is Senior Scientist at the University of Vienna, Department for Theatre, Film and Media Studies. She previously served as Vice-Rector for Art and Research at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna from 2011 to 2019. As a researcher with degrees in film studies and comparative literature, her research focus and publication activity lie on narratology, genre theory and gender/queer studies. International fellowships and appointments brought her to the USA (UC Berkeley), Canada (University of Toronto) and Budapest where she was a guest professor for gender studies at CEU Central European University. From 2004-2011 she was Senior Scientist at the TFM Department for Theater, Film, and Media Studies at Vienna University, leading numerous research projects in arts-based research, organising international conferences, teaching extensively. She has been a member of the board of the Association of Media Studies GfM e.V. and is a founding member and former president of the Austrian Association for Gender Studies. She is vice-chair of the “Forum Research and Artistic Research” of the Austrian Association of Universities (uniko).

The Vice-Rectorate for Art and Research, which was newly established with Braidt’s appointment at the Academy, is responsible for stimulating research activity especially in the field of arts-based research, for supporting the doctoral programs at the Academy, for conference and publication activity and national and international co-operation and networks. Andrea Braidt has been an active member of ELIA’s SHARE-Network, has hosted the third EUFRAD Conference in Vienna in 2013 and is chair of the Artistic Research Steering Group. In the latter function, she is responsible for publishing the ELIA position paper on the doctorates in the arts, the “Florence Principles” (2016). She has been a member of the representative board since 2014 and is a member of the executive group since 2016. Other international network activities include EARN, EUA and SAR.

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