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PD Dr. Nic Leonhardt

Summer Semester 2014

Nic Leonhardt – PortraitNic Leonhardt is specialized in theater history of the nineteenth and twentieth century. Her work is notable for a strong interdisciplinary and transnational approach. She studied theatre studies and audiovisual media, german philology, art history and musicology. After her M.A. and Ph.D. studies at the Universities of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Mainz, she worked in research projects at the University of Music in Cologne, the University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig, as a guest lecturer at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York City, and at the Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context in Heidelberg. Since 2010 she has been the Associate Director of the DFG project Global Theatre Histories and a lecturer at Theatre Studies at LMU Munich. Since 2013 she has been the project leader of the start-up project theatrescapes. Mapping Global Theater Histories (LMUexcellent).

Her research interests and activities are theatre and media history and Historiography, Urban Studies, Visual Culture and Digital Humanities.

Besides her academic work, Nic Leonhardt is also active as a writer.

Visiting Fellows

  • Doug Reside, Ph.D.
    (Digital Curator for the Performing Arts, New York Public Library, NY, USA)