Agata Anna Lisiak


Postdoctoral Researcher, TRANSFORmIG, Institute of Sociology, Humboldt Universität Berlin / Lecturer, Bard College Berlin

EURIAS Junior Visiting Fellow
(September 2013 – June 2014)


The Image of Women in Visual Representations of Revolution:
From the French Revolution to Occupy Wall Street

Women as a symbol of revolution are a recurrent motive across cultures and centuries. Is the Occupy poster depicting a ballerina standing on top of the Wall Street Bull with gas masked crowds behind her a contemporary response to Delacroix‘s Liberty Leading the People? What are the dominant themes and archetypal figures that resurface in various cultural and historical contexts? The project approaches these and other questions through an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural investigation.