PD Dr. phil. habil. Wang, Zhuofei

Privatdozentin für Ästhetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft

PD Dr. phil. habil. Zhuofei Wang, Chinese-German scholar, was assistant professor with Prof. Dr. Stefan Kramer at the University of Leipzig (2010­–2011) and with Prof. Dr. Stefan Majetschak at the University of Kassel (2013–2019).

From 2019 to 2020 she was Vertretungsdozentin for apl. Prof. Dr. Katrin Wille at the University of Hildesheim. From April 2020 to March 2022, she was member of the Koselleck-Project "Geschichten der Philosophie in globaler Perspektive" (Histories of Philosophy in a Global Perspective) (Director: Prof. Rolf Elberfeld, funded by the German National Research Foundation) at the University of Hildesheim. In January 2021, she completed her habilitation project (qualification for professorship) at the University of Kassel and received the Venia Legendi in the field of Aesthetics and General Theory of Art (Ästhetik und allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft). From April 2021 to the present, she is Privatdozentin in the Department of Art History and Aesthetics at the University of Kassel.

Her interests include intercultural philosophy, phenomenology, aesthetics, art theory, image theory, media culture and design theory. She pays particular attention to sensitivities in the environment (Befindlichkeit in Umgebung), which are shaped by natural, cultural and technological factors, as well as by contemporary processes of mediatisation. Her book „Atmosphären-Ästhetik: Die Verflochtenheit von Natur, Kunst und Kultur“ was published in 2023 by Karl Alber Verlag (Freiburg). She has also edited special issues and published articles in renowned journals such as „Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft“ (ZÄK), „Polylog. Journal for Intercultural Philosophizing” (Vienna), “Studi di Estetica. Italian Journal of Aesthetics” (Bologna) as well as in leading publishers such as Routledge (London), Walter de Gruyter (Berlin) and Transcript (Bielefeld).

Board member of the German Society for Aesthetics (DGAE) (2018–2021); currently Assistant Secretary General of the International Association for Aesthetics (IAA), Vice President of the German Society for Interdisciplinary Image Science (GIB), board member of the German Society for Interdisciplinary Image Science (GIB), member of the International Advisory Board of the online journal Contemporary Aesthetics (CA), member of the editorial board of the journal "IMAGE"; reviewer for the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), Palgrave Macmillan (London), Lexington Books (Washington DC), Open Philosophy (De Gruyter), AM Journal of Art and Media Studies (Belgrade), Art Style | Art & Culture International Magazine (New York/São Paulo), Academia Letters.

CV Wang