Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft


Prof. Dr. Bojana Kunst

Prof. Dr. Bojana Kunst was studying in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and is a full professor at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies / ATW – Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany.

She graduated in 1994 from Philosophy and Comparative Literature at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts. She began to work as a young researcher in year 1996 at the Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy – Aesthetics. With the young researcher grant from the The Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia she completed in the year 1998 her Master Degree from Philosophy with the thesis The Problem of the Body in Theatre, Impossible Body. In the year 2002 she completed and defended her Ph. D. dissertation with the title Philosophy, Aesthetics and Art Between Organic and Technological, Aesthetics of the Body and the Art of Postmodernism. She has the Ph. D. from philosophy – aesthetics. She worked as a researcher at the University of Ljubljana (till 2009) and as a guest professor at the University of Hamburg (2009 – 2011).

Her primary research interests are philosophy of contemporary performance, philosophy of choreography and movement, performance and politics, gender studies, performance and media, dramaturgy, philosophy of embodiment.

She is a member of the editorial board of Maska Magazine, Amfiteater and Performance Research. Her essays are appearing in numerous international journals and publications and she is teaching and lecturing extensively in Europe. She published and edited several publications, among them Impossible Body (Ljubljana, 1999) and Dangerous Connections: Body, Philosophy and Relation to the Artificial (Ljubljana, 2004), Processes of Work and Collaboration in Contemporary Performance (Ur)., Amfiteater, Maska, Ljubljana, 2006, Artist at Work, Maska, Ljubljana, 2013, Performance and Labour, Performance Research 18.1. (ed. with Gabriele Klein), 2013, Artist at Work, Proximity of Art and Capitalism, Maska, 2013.

Bojana Kunst currently is managing director of the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies.