Biography

Christiane Wagner is a visiting research professor at the University of São Paulo (USP). In addition, she was a visiting research professor of aesthetics and science of communication at the University of Campinas, São Paulo (UNICAMP), Fellowship CAPES 2014–2018, qualification for a professorship. Both universities (USP and UNICAMP) are ranked as the best universities in Latin America. She began her higher education in Frankfurt am Main, then pursued her professional and academic career in São Paulo, maintaining a connection between Europe and the Americas. In 2014, she was awarded a doctoral degree in Germany in the science of art and aesthetics recognized by the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art for her Sorbonne’s doctorate degree. She has a Ph.D. in the science of art and aesthetics with highest honors from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, a Ph.D. in design and architecture (with highest honors), and a master’s degree in science of communication (with highest honors) from the University of São Paulo. Her dissertations for her USP master’s degree, USP design and architecture Ph.D., and Sorbonne aesthetics and science of art Ph.D. were each nominated for publications in book form by the respective examining boards.

Also, she holds qualification training (formation des enseignants) in the history of art, art education, and digital art development, sciences, and technology from the French Ministry of Education and the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA). Upon her graduation, she majored in industrial design (bachelor’s degree with first-class honors, 2003) at the Fine Arts University (Centro Universitário Belas Artes) in São Paulo. In Berlin, she was awarded the Art Campaign Award, Neumann & Müller, 2006. Since then, she has developed her professional activities across Europe, Latin America, and North America.

She has given lectures and participated in panel discussions as a visiting professor, an invited lecturer, or a researcher at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart; L’École des Arts de la Sorbonne – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; Universität Wien; School of Communication and Arts – University of São Paulo (USP); Institute of Arts – UNICAMP; Contemporary Art Museum of the University of São Paulo (MAC USP); The City University of New York (CUNY); Institut für Kunstgeschichte, FAU-Friedrich Alexander Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg; New York City College of Technology (City Tech); University of Hertfordshire, London, and in many international conferences.

Also, she is the editor-in-chief, founder, and creative director of Art Style, Art & Culture International Magazine. Since 2018, she has been editor of the ISA-RC57, an international research committee on visual studies and an executive board member of the ISA-RC14, an international research committee on communication, knowledge and culture. Both research committees pertain to the ISA, International Sociological Association. The ISA is a member of the International Science Council and enjoys a status of the Non-Governmental Organization in formal associate relations with UNESCO and special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Further, Wagner is a scientific advisor of the São Paulo Research Foundation FAPESP in cooperation agreements with national and international research funding agencies, including the UK Research Councils, the Agence Nationale de Recherche (ANR) in France, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany, and the European Commission. Also, she is an associate editor of the culture magazine Revista Cultura e Extensão USP of the University of São Paulo.

In 2021, she was elected as a member of the Scientific Committee and IMAGE Journal Editorial Board of the Society for Interdisciplinary Image Science (Gesellschaft für interdisziplinäre Bildwissenschaft e.V.) in Germany and appointed to the International Committee of the CAA (College Art Association of America in New York) as a board member (2022–2025) and chair of the CAA’s International Publications Subcommittee. She is also active in the German, French, European, and International Aesthetics Associations, and often participates in scientific advisory boards for master’s degrees, doctorates, and scientific committees for research projects. She is certificated for peer review training and mentoring in the social sciences, arts and humanities by Web of Science Academy, Clarivate. Hence, she is a reviewer for many architecture, design, arts, media studies, and aesthetics journals.

Professor Wagner was also invited to participate in the annual QS Global Academic Survey 2020 and 2021, the World University Rankings of Quacquarelli Symonds Intelligence Unit (QSIU), and invited to THE’s 2023 Global Academic Reputation Survey (Times Higher Education World University Rankings).

Languages:  German, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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