Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities (GSAH)

Associated Doctoral Students

Tanja Klankert

Department of Cultural History and Theory, Humboldt-University of Berlin

Postal Address
Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities
Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies
Walter Benjamin Kolleg
Universität Bern
Muesmattstrasse 45
CH-3012 Bern

Tanja Klankert

Tanja Klankert studied philosophy, German studies, computer linguistics, and computer science and engineering at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Stuttgart, where she received her Master’s degree. During her course of studies, she stayed a semester abroad at the Panasonic Speech Laboratory, Santa Barbara, California. Currently, she is a doctoral student at the Department of Cultural History and Theory at the Humboldt-University of Berlin in the research unit «Cultural theory and cultural aesthetics» (Prof Iris Därmann). In her dissertation project, she follows «the trace of the masks» from the theatre masks to the social role through to digital masking. The project included several visits to Japan and the USA, where she stayed as a Visiting Scholar at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York in 2016 and 2017, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Title of PhD Project

The trace of the masks. Conceptual, cultural and media historic transformations of the mask in European modernity

Research Foci

Cultural theory and history | cultural techniques | body and somatic disciplines | cultural aesthetics | phenomenology | philosophy of media and technology | theatre, performance, and dramatic theories | cultural transfer (Asia, esp. Japan)