Sophie Vögele is a research associate at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) where she also holds teaching assignments. She pursues research in the field of Higher Art Education with a focus on diversity, intersectionality, and politics of participation. She has co-directed the research project “Art.School.Differences. Researching Inequalities and Normativities in Higher Art Education” in which an ethnography of the selection process to Swiss art schools was conducted, providing pertinent results also for the field of music. She studied in Geneva, Basel, Heidelberg, and Toronto, and conducted research in India.
Currently, she pursues a Ph.D. at the Academy of fine arts in Vienna. She has varied teaching experience and delivered talks and workshops widely. A major publication “Reader Art.School.Differences” is forthcoming with Peter Lang Verlag. It features an educational debate on core themes of Higher Art Education and theories of social inequality in five volumes and is complemented with extensive introductions, a glossary, and didactical questions.