About the Author

Katharina Wolf

E-Mail: Katharina.Wolf@gcsc.uni-giessen.de

Katharina Wolf is a historian at the Justus Liebig University Giessen and a research associate at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC). Her research interests include the history of international child welfare and humanitarianism in the 20th century, women’s and gender history, visual history, and the history of childhood. In her dissertation project, she deals with the history of international child welfare after World War II and focuses on different facets of concepts of childhood.

Contributions by Author: Katharina Wolf


Self-representation, Othering, and Power in Visual Culture

When we, the guest editors of this issue, had our first look at the picture of the inter-medial installation Susanne fotografiert mich beim Bade [Susanne Photographs Me Bathing] (2011/2012/2018) by Viennese artist Hannahlisa Kunyik, we were immediate-ly intrigued by the image’s ambiguity. Looking at the picture, even if it is just a detail of the artwork which now figures as the cover of this On_Culture issue, has spurred questions that have preoccupied us during our studies of in_visibilities and representation: what or who becomes in_visible here, why and how?