Nausikaä completed her PhD under the supervision of Prof Jean Michel Massing. Both fellowships will commence in September 2015. The Department would like to congratulate her on this achievement.
As an art historian, Nausikaä El-Mecky has always been fascinated by the unwritten rules governing art, a topic she explored in her PhD on Dangerous Art (University of Cambridge, 2013). She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the cultural heritage cluster at the heiEDUCATION project (Heidelberg University and PH University of Education). Here, aside from her work on the topic of Dangerous Art, she is developing new and innovative didactic approaches for art history. She has lectured at the University of Cambridge, Utrecht University, Kings College London and Freie Universität Berlin and has previously held a fellowship at Humboldt University, Berlin. Nausikaä El-Mecky has worked across a wide range of roles in the art world, from commercial to artistic, including the development of a new international art magazine, PR consultancy to various museums and galleries as well as the conceptualisation and execution of large-scale artistic events. Passionate about making art interesting and relevant for a wide range of audiences, her diversified background has provided her with intricate knowledge of the many complex forces that shape art history.