mdw-Gender Studies offer the unique opportunity to do a PhD in the focus area of Gender and Performing. The focus is on the scientific PhD programme at mdw. In addition, Gender Studies accompanies all academic PhD programmes with an introductory course in English as well as in German and, as an academic flank, also accompanies the artistic PhD programme based at the Artistic Research Center.


Current doctorates:


  • Constantin Luger: Falco als Kunstfigur (IKM)
  • Ragnheiour Erla Björnsdóttir: OUTSIDE: creating sustainable artistic practices (ARC)
  • Arne Vogelgesang: Virtual Flesh (ARC)


See also ongoing doctorates in the structured doctoral programme Music Matters. Materiality, Knowings and Practices in Performing Arts.