Alexandra Herlitz

Senior Lecturer

Aesthetics Unit
Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
41255 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg

About Alexandra Herlitz

Dr. phil. Alexandra Herlitz (née Reiff) is a senior lecturer in Art History and Visual Studies at the Department of Cultural Sciences at the University of Gothenburg. Herlitz has been active as a museum educator at the Gothenburg Museum of Art since 2006.

She studied Art History, German Studies and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Stuttgart, the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, the University of Hamburg and the University of Gothenburg. Herlitz received her doctoral degree in 2013 with her dissertation Grez-sur-Loing revisited. The international artists' colony in a different light.

Fields of interest

  • critical historiography (mainly the art history writing of the 19th century in Scandinavia)
  • Scandinavian art and art history of the 17th to 19th century
  • sociology of art
  • artists' colonies and other international artists groups
  • art and national identity
  • art historical relations between the Scandinavian countries and Germany
  • museum education