[EN:] Prof. Dr. Barbara Gronau
Prof. Dr. Barbara Gronau is Professor for Theatre Studies at the University of Arts Berlin and from 2014-2021 Speaker of the Research Training Group „Knowledge in the Arts/Wissen der Künste", funded by the German Research Fund (DFG).
After studies in philosophy, theatre and literature, Gronau held a position as research associate in the Collaborative Research Centre, “Cultures of the Performative“ at Freie Universität Berlin, from 2002-2010. In 2006 she received her Ph.D. for her dissertation on installation-art as interference of theatre and visual arts, for which Gronau obtained the “Joseph Beuys Award for Research“. Since her interest is also in theatre practice, Barbara Gronau worked as a dramaturg for several theatre productions and as a curator for performance festivals.
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