Azadeh Sharifi

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Office hours: Mondays 2-4pm (by appointment)

Classes 2022-23

GER350HF German Visual Cultures
GER1490HS Kanonkritik– Or how to decenter the German canon and engage with the margins


Azadeh Sharifi received her PhD in 2011 from the University of Hildesheim in Kulturwissenschaften und Ästhetische Kommunikation (Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Communications). Her work engages with (post)colonial and (post)migrant Theatre history, performances by artists of color and the intersections of race, class and gender in contemporary European performances. She is currently working on the history of migrant and minority artists in Germany since 1955 (“Post-migrant German theatre history”). Previously, she was a Guestprofessor at the University of Fine Arts (UdK) Berlin, a PostDoc at the Department of Theatre Studies at LMU Munich and Fellow at the International Research Center Interweaving Performance Cultures at FU Berlin. She is  Board Member of Performance Studies international (PSi), Co-chair of the European Cultures Network for the Council for European Studies (CES) and Co-Editor of Interventions – Contemporary Theatre Review (CTR). Together with Lisa Skwirblies she is editing a volume on “Theaterwissenschaft postkolonial/dekolonial” which will be published in spring 2022.