Beata Hock has an interdisciplinary educational and research background. She studied Comparative Literature and Art Theory at Eötvös Lóránd University Budapest. Extending her study of art and cultural history with a focus on gender, Beata completed her doctorate in Comparative Gender Studies at the Central European University, Budapest in 2009. She is currently Research Associate at the Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe, contributing to the work of the research cluster "Transnationalisation and cultural identities" with two projects: Inscribing Eastern Europe into a socialist world through art and Art-Artist-Politics: Icons in shifting relationship. Beata lectured at the Central European University, the University of Fine Arts, both in Budapest; and the University of Leipzig. In 2015/16 she is Marie-Louise Motesiczky Visiting Professor at The Courtauld Institute of Art/University of London. Her areas of research and teaching include art history, feminist cultural theory, and the cultural dimensions of the global Cold War.