Iris Mangeng | © Elsa Okazaki
Deputy Head of Institute


Iris Mangeng


For Iris Mangeng, who has a degree in art, linguistics, musicology, and pedagogy, mediation work in the field of classical music has been both a profession and a vocation for many years. As a senior scientist, freelance singer, and lecturer and author of relevant professional articles, she is particularly interested in reflecting and sharing scientific and artistic knowledge about music - not least from normativity-critical and intersectional perspectives - with regard to a constantly changing society.

Iris Mangeng studied music education and instrumental music education at the Mozarteum University, English at the Leopold Franzens University Innsbruck, and voice at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. There she completed her doctorate with an interdisciplinary dissertation on gender representation in Alexander Zemlinsky's opera "Der Zwerg" in the light of the turn of the century. 

Her varied professional activities include teaching and research at Austrian music universities, artistic practice as a freelance singer, and work in the field of music theater dramaturgy and music education.

In addition to her current work in the field of music (culture) around 1900, music theater and the history of singing, as well as instrumental music of the late Romantic period, her research approach, which is particularly contoured by the development and development of the arts, taking into account the Third Mission, is also dedicated to various concerns of musicological and cultural-historical gender research (including gender representation in musical practice, critical expansion of the subject and repertoire canon, and the reception of female composers and BIPoC composers).