In short

PD Dr. Sacha Kagan

  • Intervened (as guest speaker, lecturer, workshop organizer, etc.) at over 130 events in 33 countries across the world (in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, the United Kingdom, and the United States).
  • Authored over 70 publications (books, book chapters, scientific journals articles, etc.) and co-developed artistic interventions in various temporary collectives.
  • Privatdozent (habilitated external lecturer) at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany (formerly Research Associate from 2005 to 2018 at its Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization – or ISKO in German, “Institut für Soziologie und Kulturorganisation”)
  • Former Coordinator of Research Network 2: Sociology of the Arts, at the European Sociological Association (ESA) for the period 2015-2017 ; and a former member of the ESA RN2 Board from 2011 to 2019
  • Founding Coordinator of Cultura21 International – ‘Cultural Fieldworks for Sustainability’: a network gathering artists, scientists and other cultural practitioners engaged for cultures of sustainability – From 2007 to 2016
  • Founding member of Cultura21 in Germany (Institut Cultura21 e.V.) – Since 2006 (member of the board as vice-pres. from 2010 to 2016)
  • Founding Director of the International Summer School of Arts and Sciences for Sustainability in Social Transformation (ASSiST) – 2010-2011
  • Member of the ecoart collective (ecoartnetwork.org) – Since 2011
  • Member of the walking artists network (WAN) and of its “Footwork” research group (funded by the AHRC’s research networks scheme until 2015) – Since 2013
  • Former member of the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) – 2009-2011
  • Habilitation at the Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany), Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities – 2021
  • Ph.D (Doktor der Philosophie), summa cum laude, at the Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany), Faculty of Cultural Sciences (‘Kulturwissenschaften’). Theme: “Art and (Un-)Sustainability”-  2011

Areas of interest

My main research and action areas are the transdisciplinary field of “arts and (un-)sustainability”, and more recently, the transformative processes of “queering”. Some keywords for my areas of work and interest include: the sociology of arts and culture, cultural economics, arts management, dance studies, documentary film, arts-based research, queer studies, sexual cultures, urban research, the epistemology of transdisciplinarity, sustainability research, sustainable development, and cultures of/cultural sustainability.

CV and online profiles on academic portals

Here is a PDF of my CV (latest update: Sept. 2021) : CV Sacha Kagan 2021

You can also find me on Google Scholar: Click here

My ORCID ID Page is: here

My Researchgate profile is at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sacha-Kagan