Kristin Hoefener

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Kristin Hoefener, Ph.D., is a researcher in the Early Music Group at CESEM, University Nova of Lisbon, with the project “Chant Culture in Female Dominican Convents with a Focus on Portugal: Repertoire, Sources, and Practical Performance” (2022.05825.CEECIND/CP1725/CT0041). She holds a doctorate in musicology from the University of Würzburg (Germany) and a double master’s degree in musicology (University of Amsterdam) and medieval history (EPHE, Paris). From 2021 to 2023, she was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the University Nova in Lisbon with the project “The Revival of Salve Regina. Medieval Marian Chants from Aveiro: Musical Sources, Gender Specific Context, and Performance” (RESALVE, n° 101038090).
Her scholarly focus lies on medieval sacred chant within its historical, hagiographic, and liturgical contexts, as well as on performance practice and gender dynamics. Recent publications include a book on liturgical offices and the cult of Saint Ursula Kultgeschichte als Musikgeschichte: Offizienzyklen zu Ehren der heiligen Ursula und der elftausend Kölner Jungfrauen (Schöningh/Brill, 2022) and articles in journals like Kurtrierisches Jahrbuch, Textus&Musica and Kirchenhistorisches Jahrbuch. Additionally, she is the founder and artistic director of the ensemble KANTIKA, specializing in medieval music, and works as choir conductor.