Kristina Jõekalda


Kristina Jõekalda is a junior research fellow at the EAA Institute of Art History and Visual Culture, and research coordinator at the Doctoral School. Her personal grant Baltic German Identity and Heritage in Estonian Art Historiography focuses on the history of art historiography and heritage preservation in the 19th and 20th century in the context of nationalism studies. She has published articles and organised conferences on these topics. She has edited the volumes A Socialist Realist History? Writing Art History in the Post-War Decades (with Krista Kodres and Michaela Marek; Böhlau, 2019), and Debating German Heritage: Art History and Nationalism during the Long Nineteenth Century (with Kodres; special issue of the journal Kunstiteaduslikke Uurimusi / Studies on Art and Architecture, 2014).

She has been awarded prizes and scholarships, lately e.g. the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) Dissertation Grant Award, and the Erich und Lisbeth Böckler-Stipendium by the Böckler-Mare-Balticum-Stiftung which enabled her to work as visiting fellow at the Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2018. Jõekalda has participated in the research grants Historicizing art: Knowledge Production in Art History in Estonia amidst Changing Ideologies and Disciplinary Developments (PUT788, 2015–2018), and Visualising the Nation. Institutional Critique of the Twentieth Century Art and Architecture in Estonia (SF0160047s09, 2013–2014).

She teaches courses relating to her research field, as well as general courses about academic writing (PhD, BA), incl. in the context of artistic research. As research coordinator, she is responsible for the annual conference of the EAA Doctoral School, academic newsfeed, consultations regarding academic writing.

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