University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Stefanie Steinhart holds a Mag. phil. degree in Media and Communication Studies from the Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt. Her diploma thesis dealt with cultural as well as gender stereotypes in the first two Underworld movies in the context of the subversion – containment dynamics of form. After achieving her diploma she continued studying the specific negative shapes of the Grotesque, the Absurd, the Surreal and the Uncanny as varying and critical deviations from socially established, one-dimensional norms. Besides this interest in the connection between forms and social structures, health and medical issues play a crucial role in Steinhart’s life and research. Her most recent research examines health and medical topics in relation to identity and power.