Vice-Rector for Art and Research
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Mag. Dr. Andrea B. Braidt MLitt is Vice-Rector for Art and Research at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna since 2011. As a researcher with degrees in film studies and comparative literature her research focus and publication lies on narratology, genre theory and gender/queer studies. International fellowships and appointments brought her to the USA (UC Berkely), Canada (University of Toronto) and Budapest where she was guest professor at CEU Central European University. From 2004-2011 she was Senior Scientist at the TFM Department for Theatre, Film, and Media Studies at Vienna University, leading numerous research projects in arts based research, organising international conferences, teaching extensively. She has been member of the board of the Association of Media Studies GfM e.V., and is founding member and acting president of the Austrian Association for Gender Studies.
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 for national and international co-operations 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 has been appointed head to the Artistic Research Working Group. She has been on the Respresentative Board of ELIA (2014-2016). Other network activities include EARN, EUA and European Forum Alpbach.