Jordan Troeller is Junior Professor of Contemporary Art History and Aesthetic Practices at the Institute for Fine Arts, Music and Education (IKMV) at Leuphana. As Freigeist Fellow, funded by the VolkswagenStiftung, she also leads the research initiative “The M/Other Project: Creation, Procreation and Contemporary Art.” Her research interests lie in the field of modern and contemporary art in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, including topics such as: sculpture and sexuality, craft, textiles, fiber art, photography and archival practices, intersectional feminism and Queer Studies, as well as exile and diasporic visual culture. Jordan Troeller completed her academic training at the University of California, Berkeley (BA), and at Harvard University (MA, PhD).

  • Since 04/2023: Juniorprofessur für Kunstwissenschaft, insb. Ästhetische Praxis, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
  • 2021-23: Postdoc, DFG-Graduiertenkolleg “Nomativität, Kritik, Wandel,” Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2019-21: Universitätsassistentin, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
  • 2018: Promotion (PhD), Harvard University, History of Art and Architecture
  • 2015-19: Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program, Cassullo Teaching Fellow (2015-16) and Visiting Lecturer (2016-19)
  • 2012: MA, Harvard University, History of Art and Architecture
  • 2008-09: Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program, Helena Rubinstein Fellow in Critical Studies (Advisor: Hal Foster, Princeton)
  • 2007: BA, University of California, Berkeley, Double major: History of Art and Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, Highest Honors

Selected Awards

Leuphana Gender and Diversity Award

15.01.2022 – 15.05.2022
Visiting Scholar at the University of California Berkeley

Nominated for the teaching prize "Excellence in Teaching" at the Universität Graz