Teaching and PhD Supervision

Elke Krasny focuses on critical dimensions of gender, feminist and queer feminist theory, anti-colonial and anti-patriarchal perspectives in the courses taught at the Program for Art and Education at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Engaging feminist pedagogies, student-centered approaches and heterarchical debate and conversation is key to lecture courses and seminars.

Together with Elke Gaugele, she developed the new Gender Studies Course for the BA program at the Department for Education in the Arts. The course brings together an overview on feminist, queer feminist, and anti-colonial theories and perspectives, an introduction to the historical development of women’s and gender studies as well as definitions of gender with the four areas of art, architecture, design, and fashion. 

Krasny supervises PhD students, whose dissertations engage feminist and queer feminist methodologies and epistemologies and aim to contribute to emancipative knowledge production. PhD dissertations supervised by Elke Krasny are concerned with dimensions of contemporary curatorial and artistic practice, didactics and education of the arts as well as memory work, spatial practices, architecture, and urbanism.