Julius Heinicke is professor for Cultural Studies at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Coburg. He studied Culture and Theatre at Humboldt University in Berlin. In 2012, Julius defended his PhD-thesis on Theatre and Politics in Zimbabwe at the Department of African Studies and received a scholarship for his doctoral dissertation from the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation. Between 2012 and 2016 he held a post-doc position at the Freie Universität in Berlin, where he focussed on transculturalism, culture policy and international cultural work in a study about theatre in education in Southern Africa. Since 2016, he has been teaching at the Hamburg University of Music and Drama (HfMT).
In the last years, Julius spent time researching and teaching as well as working in cultural projects and in arts in education, mainly in Africa and Europe. Furthermore he maintained an Artistic Coordinator position at the „Zimbabwe Arts Festival in Berlin“, in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office.