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Viktoriya Sukovata


September, October, November 2021

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg

Prof. Dr. Viktoriya Sukovata holds a PhD and Doctor of Habilitation in Philosophical Anthropology and Cultural Studies, she is a professor at the Theory of Culture and Philosophy of Science Department at the Kharkiv National Karazin University, Ukraine. In Kharkiv she teaches courses in Cultural Studies, Gender Theory, Ethics, Aesthetics, Cinema Studies.

She has published more than 160 articles in the field of Gender and Visual Arts Studies, Semiotics of Culture, Religious and Jewish Studies in Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Byelorussian, Serbian, Romanian, Brazilian, Italian, Swedish and American journals.

She is author of one individual and five collective monographs and three textbooks and she has contributed to many international conferences.

Viktoriya Sukovata was awarded several international grants, including fellowships at the Kennan Institute (Washington, D. C., USA), Central European University in Budapest (Hungary), George Washington University (USA), Lund University (Sweden), University of Virginia (USA), Hamburg University (Germany), Columbia University (USA), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany).

During her residency at Schloss Wiepersdorf, Viktoriya Sukovata will continue her research on the evolution of the artistic and philosophical phenomenon “Dance of Death” (“Totentanz”) with a focus on its desacralization and new ‘profane’ semiotics in the context of the global modern visual arts.