Univ.-Lekt. Mag. Dr. M.A. Kristina-Pia Hofer
Kristina Pia Hofer has taught the course “Introduction to Media Analysis” at the Department of Media Theory, University of Applied Arts Vienna, since 2014. She joined the Department of Art History in 2015 as a researcher in the project “A Matter of Historicity. Material Practices in Audiovisual Art” (amatterofhistoricity.net) funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). She is currently working on a post doc thesis on sound, materiality, and the history of cinema and cinematic experience in modern and contemporary film and video installations. From 2008 to 2014, Kristina held a position at the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (IFG) at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, where she taught feminist and queer theory, cultural studies, and gender history. She is a founding member of the Austrian Association for Gender Studies (ÖGGF).
She is also a record collector, musician (Kristy And The Kraks, The Happy Kids, Ana Threat, The Boiler), and producer specializing in lo-fi garage sound and hypno pop genres. She publishes regularly in journals such as Sexualities and FKW Zeitschrift für Geschlechterforschung und visuelle Kultur, and releases records on labels like Totally Wired and Trash Rock Productions. Kristina studied sociology at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, English and American literature and cultural studies at the National Central University in Chungly, Taiwan, and media theory at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Her dissertation Media Genealogies and the Pornographic ‘Real’: Essays on Amateur Pornography, which was supervised by Gabriele Jutz, won the Award of Excellence of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (2015). In 2015, she also received the award for the best publication in gender and media of the Association for Media Studies (GfM).