Vice-Rector for Art | Research

nullAndrea B. Braidt, Foto: © Maria Ziegelböck

Dr. Andrea B. Braidt, MA, MLitt, born in 1971 in Ried i. I. (Upper Austria), studied Comparative Literature, Film and Cultural Studies in Innsbruck and England. Since the late nineties, she has been teaching at Austrian universities, focusing on Gender/Queer Studies, film genres and narratology; she carried out cultural research at the austrian kulturdokumentation. international archive for cultural analysis in Vienna, and held Fellowships at the International Research Center for Cultural Sciences IFK and the Collaborative Research Center for Media and Cultural Communication in Cologne, Germany. She was Visiting Researcher in the USA and Canada, 2003-2004 Visiting Professor at the Gender Studies Department of the Central European University in Budapest, and from 2004 to 2011 Senior Scientist for Film Studies at the Department of Theater, Film and Media Studies (TFM) of the University of Vienna, where she was in charge of teaching, research management and international cooperation. Since October 1, 2011, Andrea B. Braidt has been Vice-Rector for Art | Research at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

She has published numerous articles on film and television studies in international contexts, devised and organized numerous conferences, led and co-ordinated a vast number of international research projects. Moreover, Braidt is co-editor of the journal "Montage AV. Zeitschrift für Theorie und Geschichte audiovisueller Kommunikation" (journal on the theory and history of audiovisual communication): http://www.montage-av.de/. In June 2011 she was offered an Elise Richter position by the FWF (Austrian Science Fund) for her habilitation project "Erregung erzählen. Film-Perspektivierung, Gender, Empathie" ("Narrating Arousal. Film Perspectivation, Gender, Empathy"). Since October 2011, she has held the office of vice chair of the Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft e.V. (Registered Association for Media Studies): http://www.gfmedienwissenschaft.de/gfm/start/index.php, and since November 2012 she has been chairwoman of the Gender Studies Association Austria: www.oeggf.at.

Books (selected)

Film-Genus. Gender und Genre in der Filmwahrnehmung. Marburg: Schüren 2008 (monograph)

Porno. Montage AV, 18./2, 2009 (Ed., together with Patrick Vonderau)

John Cassavetes. Filmmaker. Maske und Kothurn, 55./4, 2009 (Ed., together with Elisabeth Büttner)

Screenwise. Film Fernsehen Feminismus. Marburg: Schüren 2004 (Ed., together with Monika Bernold, Claudia Preschl)

Field of duty of the Vice-Rector for Art | Research:

Apart from those tasks carried out jointly with the Rector and the Vice-Rector for Teaching | Promotion of Early Stage Artists/Researchers, and those assigned to the Rector's office in its function as a collective body, the Vice-Rector for Art | Research has the following duties:

1. Scientific research, artistic research, and developing the accessibility of the fine arts:

  • Coordinating scientific and artistic research, and developing the accessibility of the fine arts in the context of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
  • Involvement in national and international projects of scientific and artistic research, and projects to develop the accessibility of the fine arts
  • Projects financed using third-party funds according to § 26 and § 27 Universities Act
  • Support and further education of scientific and artistic staff (§ 100 Universities Act) as well as of the research scholars (§ 95 Universities Act)
  • Support of postgraduate studies for doctoral students together with the Vice-Rector for Teaching | Promotion of Early Stage Artists/Researchers
  • Implementation of the plan for the advancement of women involved in scientific and artistic research, and in developing the accessibility of the fine arts

2. Budgeting and administration of the funds allotted to scientific and artistic research as well as to developing the accessibility of the fine arts:

  • Administration and controlling of third-party funds

3. Support of graduates:

  • Developing a network for graduates
  • Support and help for graduates
  • Integrating graduates into scientific and artistic research, and into developing the accessibility of the fine arts

4. Organization of events:

  • Event planning (exhibitions, symposia, lectures/talks, workshops, etc.)

5. Evaluation and quality assurance for the field of activity:

  • Drafting and submitting an evaluation guideline to the Senate
  • Carrying out evaluations based on such a guideline
  • Implementation of evaluation measures in scientific and artistic research, and in developing the accessibility of the fine arts