Academia Goes Burlesque:
on the Queer Impact of the, Popular and Sexual Culture, Berlin May 15-16, 2024
Photo: Gabriella Falana

Joanna Staśkiewicz

Dr. Joanna Staśkiewicz, studied Social Sciences at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg and received her PhD from the Faculty of Cultural Studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). Among other things, she was a Visiting Scholar (DAAD postdoctoral fellowship) at Tulane University in New Orleans and held various teaching positions, most recently at the Institute for Theater and Media Studies at the University of Vienna. She is currently working on her DFG research project Queering Gender, Desire, and Local Myths in (Neo-)Burlesque. A Comparative Analysis of (Neo-)Burlesque Scenes in New Orleans, Berlin and Warsaw at the Institute for Arts and Media at the University of Potsdam. Associate member of the research group Queery/ing Popular Culture at the University of Siegen. In research she is fascinated by everything "extraordinary" with a particular fondess for burlesque and clowning. Her dream is to establish a center for research into the "beautiful dark and lower arts". Beyond that she is also in love with New Orleans, where she will be teaching and researching voodoo as a Fulbright Scholar at the Tulane Universty from August to December 2024.