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Dr. Nic Leonhardt

Associate Director

Nic Leonhardt studied Theatre Studies and Audiovisual Media, German Philology and Art History at the Universities of Erlangen-Nürnberg and Mainz. From 2002 to 2005 Nic Leonhardt was participant in the International PhD-program Performance and Media Studies, University of Mainz. (title of her PhD-thesis: Pictorial Dramaturgy. Theatre and Visual Culture in 19th Century Germany (1869-1899) (in German)). She worked as a researcher, lecturer and coordinator at the University of Music Cologne (2000-2002), the University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig (2006-2007), and the Cluster of Excellence “Asia & Europe in a Global Context” (Heidelberg University) In 2007, she held the position of a guest lecturer (“Gastdozentin”) at the German Department of Barnard College and Columbia University, New York.

Nic received grants from the University of Mainz (2000), the Fulbright Commission (2003), and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (2004; 2007).

She has worked and published on theatre and media history and historiography, visual culture, popular culture, theatre and media censorship, and urban history.

Research Project

Transatlantic Theatrical Networks (1900-1929)