My bio:

Sarah Held is currently writing her PhD thesis at the Institute for Visual Culture at Goethe University Frankfurt /Main and at the Academy of Fine arts in Vienna. Her PhD project is supported by a full time grant of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation that supports PhD candidates. Sarah Held’s main research focus is on protest cultures on the intersection of feminist and political activism that is based on textile crafting in the urban space, art, design and do-it-yourself-cultures.
Before she started working on her Phd thesis, she studied art with a focus on textiles and graduated with a teaching degree for secondary schools at the University of Cologne. Additionally, she successfully completed a postgraduate course in the field of Art Theory at the University of Frankfurt / Main. Among publications (e.g. Essay: “Das Schaf im Wolfspelz - Tätowierungen in der Popkultur” which deals with tattoos in relation with gender studies in pop culture), she already gave a lot of lectures and organized workshops on topics of gender and activism for several times. To give an example, she spoke at the conference “gendered spaces – spatialized gender” at the University of Kassel in October, 2013.
She is co-organizer at the project “Girl gangs against Street Harassment”.

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