Beáta Hock, Ph.D. is currently Senior Researcher of the department "Entanglements and Globalization" at the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO), Leipzig. Her areas of research and teaching include East-Central European art and art history, feminist cultural theory, and the cultural dimensions of the global Cold War. These subjects have been addressed in Hock's monograph Gendered Creative Options and Social Voices (Stuttgart, 2013) and in Doing Culture under Socialism: Actors, Events, and Interconnections (Comparativ, no. 4), a journal issue she edited in 2014. The perspectives of global history generally inform Hock's research output on the art and cultural history of Eastern Europe, including the co-edited volume Globalizing East European Art Histories: Past and Present (2018).
In the academic year 2015–16 Hock was visiting professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London; in the Winter semester 2021/22 she was Käthe Leichter's Visiting Professor in Gender Studies at the University of Vienna. From 2022 she is project leader of "Linking Art Worlds: American Art and Eastern Europe in the Cold War and Since", a joint "Connecting Art Histories", a Traveling Seminar series supported by the Getty Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Hock occasionally works as independent curator; her latest exhibition "Left Performance Histories" was on view in Berlin’s nGbK in 2018.