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The members of the a.r.t.e.s. commission serve as the heads of the interdiscipinary a.r.t.e.s. graduate classes. As such, they also supervise the annual application and selection process for the structured doctoral model “Integrated Track”.

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Roman Bartosch

Department of English II, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: Literature and Culture Pedagogy; Literary Learning and New Media; Anglophone Literatures and Cultures from the 19th to the 21st Centuries; Inter- and Transcultural Learning; Education for Sustainability; Transcultural Ecology, Human-Animal Studies, Ecocriticism; Inclusive Language Teaching; Literary Value and Canonicity

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Beil

Professur für Medienwissenschaft mit Schwerpunkt Digitalkultur


Computerspiele, Fernsehserien, Digitale Medien im Museum, partizipative Medienkulturen, Inter- und Transmedialität

Prof. Dr Sven Bernecker

Department of Philosophy, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: Epistemology; metaphysics and philosophy of mind; Kant and German idealism

Prof. Dr. Anja Bettenworth

Department of Classics, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: Ancient epic; Roman elegy; Hellenistic poetry; Reception of Antiquity in modern film and literature - especially in the modern Maghreb

Prof. Dr. Christiane M. Bongartz

Englisches Seminar I, Universität zu Köln


Forschungsschwerpunkte: Multilingualism with respect to language development, literacy/ies, and socio-economic conditioning

Prof. Dr. Gabriella Cianciolo Cosentino

Kunsthistorisches Institut – Abteilung Architekturgeschichte


Jun.-Prof. Dr. Wiebke Dannecker

Department of German Language and Literature II, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: Literature and its Teaching in Inclusive Settings; (Digital) Media in a Mother Tongue Classrom; Educational Governance; Empirical Methods in the Field of Literature and its Teaching

Prof. Dr. Torsten Hahn

Institut für deutsche Sprache und Literatur I 
Neuere deutsche Literaturwissenschaft


Ästhetik und Poetik: Codierungen der Literatur / Theorie der Form, Medientheorie und Literatur, Das Politische der Literatur, Pop und / als Oberfläche

Prof. Dr. Fabian Klose

Lehrstuhl für Internationale Geschichte und historische Friedens- und Konfliktforschung 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Kramer

Department for Chinese Studies / Graduiertenkolleg 2261 „anschließen–ausschließen“

Prof. Dr. Sandra Kurfürst

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology / GSSC / Graduiertenkolleg 2261 „anschließen–ausschließen“

Main areas of research: Urbanism, media and communication, state-society relations, development, visualization in participatory programmes, audiovisual methods, Hip Hop studies; regional foci: Southeast Asia and the Pearl River Delta

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Lindner

Historisches Institut – Abteilung für neuere Geschichte


Globalgeschichte, vergleichende Imperiengeschichte, postkoloniale Ansätze, Gesundheitspolitik


Prof. Dr. Doris Mücke

Institut für Linguistik - Phonetik


Experimental Phonetics and Phonology, Modelling of Typical and Atypical Speech, Prosody and Articulation

Prof. Dr. Gesine Müller

Romanisches Seminar – Romanische Philologie


Weltliteratur-Debatte und Lateinamerika, Literaturen der spanischen und französischen Karibik, Literaturen der Romantik, Transkulturalität/Transferforschung

Prof. Dr. Anke Ortlepp

Department of History, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: American Cultural History; History of Travel and Tourism; Gender History; Urbanism, Space and History; History of Things; Material Culture Studies

Prof. Dr. Michaela Pelican

Institut für Ethnologie


Transnationale Migration, Süd-Süd Mobilität, Ethnizität, Indigenität, pastorale Ökonomie, visuelle Anthropologie, Medienethnologie

Prof. Dr. Ute Planert

Department of History - Chair of Modern History, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: European history of the 18th and 20th centuries; nationalism, war and post-war period; the Napoleonic Empire in a global context

Prof. Dr. Silviane Scharl

Department of Prehistoric Archaeology

Main areas of research: European Neolithic and Copper Age; Transfer of innovation in prehistoric societies; Neolithic Critique

Prof. Dr. Monika Schausten

Institut für deutsche Sprache und Literatur I – Ältere deutsche Sprache und Literatur


Deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, Medialität der Vormoderne: Visuelle Topoi und Farbdiskurse mittelalterlicher Literatur, Tauschökonomien mittelalterlicher Literatur

Prof. Dr. Petra Schumacher

Department for German Language and Literature, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: Experimental Pragmatics; Information Structure; Psycho/Neurolinguistics; Reference

Prof. Dr. Christian Spies

Department of Art History, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: Image Theory; European Postwar Painting; Conceptual Painting; Theory of Sculpture; History of Video Art

Prof. Dr. Karl Ubl

Department of History, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: History of Education and Learning; History of Kinship Relations; Legal History; History of the Carolingians