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Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja

Monica Juneja is Professor of Global Art History at the Cluster "Asia and Europe" since January 2009. Before her assignment in Heidelberg, she was Visiting Professor at Emory University, Atlanta, USA. She has been Professor at the University of Delhi, India,  has held visiting professorial positions at the Universities of Vienna and Hannover in addition to research and teaching assignments  at the Universities of Bielefeld, Halle a. d. Saale and Heidelberg. After graduating from the University of Delhi, she did her doctorate at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. Monica Juneja has held Fellowships of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, German Academic Exchange Service, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation. Her areas of research span the fields of European and Indian studies. They include practices of visual representation, the disciplinary trajectories of art history in South Asia, gender and political iconography in modern France, the interface between Christianisation, religious identities and cultural practices in early modern South Asia.

Contact

Phone: +49 (0) 6221-54 4322
E-Mail: juneja@hcts.uni-heidelberg.de
Visiting hours: Thursday, 12 to 1 pm, by appointment.
Office: Karl Jaspers Center, room 220

Please sign up for an appointment at Shupin Lang's office: 

Shupin Lang

Phone: + 49 (0) 6221-54 4097
E-Mail: lang@hcts.uni-heidelberg.de

Dr. Franziska Koch

Franziska Koch is Assistant Professor to the chair of Global Art History at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" working at the Cluster since July 2009. She graduated with a state exam in Art Education at the National Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart – majoring in Painting/Graphics and European Art History. She holds additional minors in Multi-Media/Performance Art and German Language and Literature Studies (Stuttgart University) in 2005. She studied Oriental Painting at Seoul National University, South-Korea, (2001-2002) and Ink Painting (Guohua) at Shandong Normal University, PR China (2003/04). With an art theoretical Ph.D.-project on Bilder Chinas in der Ausstellung. Zeitgenössische chinesische Kunst und ihre westliche Rezeption im Spannungsfeld der Globalisierung (China(’s) images on display. Contemporary Chinese art and its Western reception in the age of globalization, for the synopsis see here) she was awarded a scholarship and became member of the DFG-Graduate Research Group "Image – Body – Medium. An Anthropological Perspective" at the School of New Media Karlsruhe (2006-2009). She defended her Ph.D.-thesis (summa cum laude) in October 2012 at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. Her research interests include art history/-ies and historiographies in transcultural contexts; modern entanglements, transfer and translational processes of art between East Asia (mainly China and South-Korea) and Europe; exhibition studies; the concepts of 'distributed artistic knowledge' and 'collective creativity'.

Contact

Phone: + 49 (0) 6221-54 4362
E-Mail: koch@hcts.uni-heidelberg.de
Visiting Hours: Wednesday, 11am to 1pm (upon prior registration by e-mail)
Office: KJC, room 223

Jennifer Pochodzalla, M.A.

Jennifer Pochodzalla is Graduate Student Assistant to the chair of Global Art History at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context". She studied European Art History with minors in Byzantine Art History and Archaeology as well as Cultural Anthropology at Heidelberg University. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in 2010, she graduated with a Master’s thesis on the Norman palaces of William II in Sicily in the field of European Art History in 2012. Her PhD project, which she pursued in between 2014 and 2017 within the Graduate Program of Transcultural Studies (GPTS) of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" and which she is currently finalizing, researches aspects of transculturality in context of the so-called Desert Castles of the Umayyads (working title: The Fertile Crescent as architectural playground for a new ruling elite. Re-considering the Umayyad Desert Castles within a transcultural perspective, supervised by Prof. Monica Juneja and Prof. Stephan Westphalen). Her research interests include artistic exchanges and transcultural processes in the medieval Mediterranean and Levant with a special focus on Norman Art in Sicily, Islamic Art in the Near East and Muslim Spain, as well as late Byzantine Art. Additionally she is interested in the disciplinary history of Art History and Archaeology. She worked as a student assistant for the chair of Global Art History from 2009 to 2013 and replaced Franziska Koch during her maternity leaves as assistant to the Chair of Global Art History from May 2013 until August 2014 as well as from June 2018 to August 2019. More recently, she has worked as an editing assistant for several publication projects (M. Falser; A. Grasskamp/M. Juneja) and as graduate student assistant for the second gathering of the "Salon for Slow Reading and Deep Looking", planned by Prof. Monica Juneja and Prof. Sumathi Ramaswamy (Duke University).

Contact

Phone: + 49 (0) 6221-54 4362
E-Mail: pochodzalla@hcts.uni-heidelberg.de
Office: KJC, room 223

Current Members of the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies

Fiza Ishaq, M.Sc. has joined the Cluster’s Graduate Program for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) in October 2011 with her PhD project on, “Karbala Imagery in the contact zone: the making of Shia devotional art" (working title) supervised by Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius (Visual and Media Anthropology) and Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja (Global Art History; 2nd supervisor). 

Isabel Ching, M.A. has joined the Cluster’s Graduate Program for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) in November 2012 with her PhD project on "Conceptualism in Myanmar, Singapore and the Philippines: 1960s - 1990s" (working title) supervised by Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja (Global Art History).

Saumya Agarwal, M.Phil. has joined the Cluster's Graduate Program for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) in 2013 with a PhD project on "Mimesis, Alterity and the Entangled Representations of Colonial Modernity in the Wall Paintings of Shekhawati" (working title), supervised by Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja (Global Art History)

Jennifer Pochodzalla, M.A. has joined the Cluster’s Graduate Program for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) in October 2014 with her PhD project on "The Fertile Crescent as architectural Playgorung for a new ruling Elite. Reconsidering the Umayyad Desert Castles in a transcultural Perspective" (working title) supervised by Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja (Global Art History).

Nandini Thilak, M.A., has joined the Cluster's Graduate Program for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) in October 2017 with her PhD project on "Inscribing the City – Women, Architecture, and Agency in an Indian Kingdom, Jodhpur 1750-1850" (working title) supervised by Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja (Global Art History).

Theresa Deichert, M.A. has joined the Cluster's Graduate Program for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) in October 2018 with her PhD project on "Present-Potential Future Ecologies: Contemporary Japanese Art and the 3/11 Disaster" (working title) supervised by Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja (Global Art History).

Further PhD students

Olivia Jagiella, M.A.
Working title: "The collection of F.K. Heller in the Museum am Rothenbaum – Kulturen und Künste der Welt, Hamburg. A case study of the perception of South Asian sculpture in 20th-century Germany."

Seraphine Meya, Mag.

Johanna Ziebritzki, Mag.

Post-Docs (habilitating)

Dr. Birgit Hopfener

Dr. Franziska Koch

Former members of staff of the chair of Global Art History

 

Visiting Fellows/ Associates

Prof. Dr. Martin Schulz, KIT, Institut Kunst- und Baugeschichte (sabbatical substitute for Prof. Monica Juneja, winter semester 2013/2014). Contact: martin.schulz@kit.edu

PD Dr.-Ing. Michael Falser, Interim Professor 2018-2019, project leader at the Chair of Global Art History. Contact: m.falser@zegk.uni-heidelberg.de

Dr. Elena Bernardini, associate of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" and  lecturer for the MA Transcultural Studies at Heidelberg University.

Project Staff

Jacob Birken, M.A., Kunsthochschule Kassel (project D17). Contact: birken@uni-kassel.de

Noura Dirani, M.A., Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (project D17). Contact: dirani@kunstsammlung.de

Dr. Corinna Forberg (project)

Susanne Lorig, M.A. (project)

PhD Students

Bindu Bhandana, M.A. Title of the thesis: "Locating Contemporary Artistic Practice in a Post-national Geography: Tejal Shah, Nikhil Chopra and Chitra Ganesh".

Zara Barlas, M.A. Title of the thesis: "Envisioning India: Gendered Representations of South Asia in British Music and Visual Art between the Eighteenth and Twentieth Centuries".

Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer, M.A. (PhD student, GPTS).

Nicoletta Fazio, M.A., Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (PhD student, GPTS). Contact: N.Fazio@smb.spk-berlin.de

Mariachiara Gasparini, M.A., Santa Clara University, CA (PhD student, GPTS), now: San Jose State University, Lecturer at the faculty of Art History and Visual Culture. Contact: mariachiara.gasparini@sjsu.edu

Jadwiga Kamola, M.A., Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (PhD student, GPTS). Contact: J.Kamola@smb.spk-berlin.de

Judith Knippschild, M.A.

Student Assistants

Miriam Breitkopf, B.A. (project D12).

Irina Denkmann, B.A. (chair of Global Art History).

Mira Oest, M.A. (chair of Global Art History).

Madeleine Rettig, M.A., Lumas Mannheim (digital processing, chair of Global Art History). Contact: madeleine.rettig@lumas.de

Petronela Soltész, M.A. (student assistant, digital processing, project D12).

Further

Julika Nehb, M.A. (editorial assistant, chair of Global Art History).