School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies University Road University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT UK
BA, University of Ostrava, MA Brno University of Technology, MA, University of Leeds
Lenka Vráblíková studied Fine Arts at University of Ostrava (BA) and Brno University of Technology (MA), Czech Republic, where she developed a collaborative project with activists, artist, educators and theoreticians entitled ‘Feminist Action Research – How to study to become a woman artist?’. She then completed MA in Cultural Studies at University of Leeds.
She works in fields of deconstruction, feminist theory and psychoanalysis. She focuses specifically on the questions of art education, sexual difference(s), feminist genealogies and pedagogies, and the university.
Her PhD thesis is entitled ‘Tremendous Pedagogies: reinventing feminist resistance for a university’. It examines feminism’s past and present entanglements with the university and tries to imagine their future. It draws on scholars working on discourses feminists produce about feminism’s history, feminist scholars working within deconstruction and focussing on the question of the university, particularly the work by Peggy Kamuf and Jacques Derrida.
|Teaching Assistant for the modules:
· Aesthetics I (2013/14, 2015/16)
· Film and History (2013/14)
· Introduction to Cultural Analysis II (2016/2017)
Research Projects & Grants
- “From Performativity to Aporia: Taking Tremendous Responsibility for Feminism and the University”. 2016. Gender and Education, special issue (3): 359-371.
- “Roxana and other feminist (hi)stories: Book review of A. E. Berger’s ‘The Queer Turn in Feminism’.” 2016. (in print)
- Dívejte se, jak tvořím: S Griseldou Pollock o feminismu, traumatech a dějinách umění [Watch me create: With Griselda Pollock on feminism, trauma and art history].” 2013. A2, 16.
- “Negativita na umělecké škole [Negativity in the Art School].” 2013. Sociální studia, special issue (3): 51-64.
- “Feministický akční výzkum – Jak studovat na umělkyni? [Feminist action research – How to study to become a woman artist?].” 2010. In: Vizualní gramotnost. Praha: Universita Karlova: 61-72.
- Gender and Education Fund (with Elspeth Mitchell, Akila Kizzi, Leandra Koening-Visagie, and Heta Rundgren), 2016
- The Fran Trust Conference Award, 2016
- Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (FWSA) Small Grants Scheme (with Elspeth Mitchell), 2015
- Research Training Support Grant Funding, Arts and Humanities Research Council Block Grant Partnership, 2014/15
- Research Training Support Grant Funding, Arts and Humanities Research Council Block Grant Partnership, 2013/14
- Doctoral Studentship 2012/16, Arts and Humanities Research Council Block Grant Partnership
- Fee Scholarship, University of Leeds, Full Time Mastership study 2010/11
PhD & Postdoctoral Supervision
Supervisors: Eric Prenowitz and Barbara Engh
- Co-editor of parallax, a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal publishing work in cultural studies, critical theory and philosophy.
- Host Coordinator of Interconnections – intiative promoting cultural, educational and social interaction within the postgraduate community across the Faculty of Arts, Humanties and Cutlures, University of Leeds.
- Co-organizor of a conference ‘Feminist Readings 2: Theory, Practice and Politics of Reading Today‘, University of Leeds, 2016
- Organizer and curator of an exhibition “ALL MY INDEPENDENT WOMEN” accompanied by a round table discussion “Feminism – Curating – Archive”, University of Leeds (March-April 2013)
- Organizer and curator of exhibition “MDŽ– International Women’s Day: Czech and Slovak Video Art”, University of Leeds (March 2011)