Sophia Prinz, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Project "Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices"
Sophia Prinz studied applied cultural studies at the University of Lüneburg (now Leuphana University) with a concentration in art and visual culture. From 2006 to 2018, Prinz was a research associate at the department of cultural sociology, first at the University of Konstanz, then at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). There, she received her doctorate in 2012 with a dissertation on the practice of seeing (published in 2014 under the title "Die Praxis des Sehens: Über das Zusammenspiel von Körpern, Artefakten und visueller Ordnung"). She conceived and coordinated "Mobile Worlds: On the Migration of Things in Transcultural Societies," a joint project sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) that ran from 2015 until 2018. For that project, she was awarded the Brandenburg Postdoc Award. Since 2018 she has been a visiting professor of the theory of design at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). Alongside her academic commitments, she has also served as a research associate at the Johann Jacobs Museum in Zurich, contributing to many of its exhibitions.