Barbara Wolfram is an Austrian film and theatre director as well as researcher. She holds a PhD from Film Academy Vienna/ mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Vienna. In her PhD she was researching about on- and off-Screen representations of gender and diversity in Austrian feature films. Next to her quantitative research, Wolfram researches in two artistic research projects as an artistic-research PostDoc: She co-leads with Paulus Wagner a project on polarisation in societies (funded by Stadt Wien Kultur MA7): Building Bridges in Polarised Societies (2021 – 2023) and she also works on cinematic autosociobiographies in the PEEK project (FWF): Confronting Realities. Working on Cinematic Autosociobiographies (2021 – 2024). Wolfram has conducted international research, teaching and study stays at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, at ENS Louis Lumière, Paris, at HDK Valand Academy at University of Gothenburg/ Sweden and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.
In addition to her academic work, she is a theatre and film director and artistic director of the international theatre company .EVOLve, which she co-founded (including Volkstheater Wien, Schauspielhaus Wien). On the side, Barbara Wolfram also podcasts about gender and diversity portrayal and representation in her film studies podcast Ned wuascht – wir geh’n fisch’n together with Bianca J. Rauch and is politically active at KILL the TRAUERspiel, an initiative that works for more gender justice and diversity on Austrian stages.
Her work is characterized by an approach that combines artistic and scholarly perspectives, marked by a desire to find alternative formats for narratives’ development and fair representation.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4333-3599  

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