Beata Hock

Beata Hock
  • Lecturer
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  • Curriculum Vitae



    1996 – 1998

    Study of Aesthetics; Comparative Literature and Modern Linguistics at Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE), Budapest

    1998 – 2001

    Research Associate at Artpool Art Research Center, Budapest

    2001 – 2002

    MA in Gender Studies at the Central European University, Budapest

    2002 – 2009

    PhD in Comparative Gender Studies at the Central European University, Budapest

    2009 – 2011

    Visiting Lecturer at Central European University and the University of Fine Arts, Budapest

    Since 2011

    Researcher at the Center for the History and Culture of East Central Europe at the University of Leipzig (GWZO), Project Group “East Central Europe in a Transnational Perspective”; Research Project “Inscribing Eastern Europe into a Socialist World through Art.”

    Recent Main Publications

    „Relational Aesthetics”, entry in the Oxford Encyclopaedia of Aesthetics, 2nd ed., Oxford University Press (forthcoming)

    Gendered Creative Options and Social Voices: Politics, Cinema and the Visual Arts in State-socialist and Post-socialist Hungary. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2013

    “Coming into Age/ncy: Women in Filmmaking. The Hungarian Case.” Iluminace: The Journal of Film Theory, History and Aesthetics, no.4 (2012), 85-102.

    “Boys Do Cry: Contemporary Hungarian (Male) Artists Engaging with Gender Troubles.” In Heike Kahlert/Sabine Schäfer (eds.), Engendering Transformation. Post-Socialist Experiences on Work, Culture and Politics. Special Issue of GENDER. Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft, no. 1. Opladen, Berlin, Farmington Hills/Mi: Barbara Budrich Publishers, 2011. 56-71.

     „A History of Things That Did Not Happen: the Life and Work of Two Fictitious Women Authors.” Aspasia: The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History, no.2 (2008), 140-59.


    Fields of Research and Projects

    Cultural production and the Cold War

    Women’s and gender history; feminist cultural criticism

    The cultural history of East-Central Europe from a transnational perspective



    Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art (AICA)

    Editorial board member of ARTMargins: Art – Curating – Media – Politics – Transition (MIT Press)



    Summer Term 2013: Seminar "Across the Blocs: Cultural Dimensions of the Cold War", University of Leipzig

    Academic year 2010-2011: Seminar "Critical Feminist Cultural Practice: Going Beyond Just Gender", Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest

    Summer Term 2010: Seminar “Introduction to Doing Research in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies”, Central European University, Budapest

    Winter Term 2009: „Feminist Artmaking: Social Voices and Creative Options”, Central European University, Budapest