Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1998
    Studied drama, theatre, and media, Department of Applied Theatre Studies, Giessen University, Germany

  • 1997 – 1998
    DAAD scholarship to attend the Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy, in the Department of Cinema, Music, and Performance

  • 1998
    Diplom degree, with distinction, in applied theatre studies

  • 1999
    Graduate fellowship in the Research Training Group "Experience of Time and Aesthetical Perception" at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

  • 2001
    Teaching appointments in the Studium fundamentale programme at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany, and in the stage dance degree programme at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (university of music and dance in Cologne, Germany)

  • 2002
    Research associate in the stage dance degree programme at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln

  • 2003
    Doctorate (summa cum laude) in modern German literature/theatre studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Basel, Switzerland

  • 2003 – 2008
    Research associate in the Institute of Theatre Studies, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

  • 2015 – 2016
    Teaching appointments in theatre studies at the University of Hildesheim, Germany

  • 2009 – 2010
    Participated in ProFiL, an interuniversity programme for the professionalization of women in research and teaching at universities in Berlin and Potsdam, Germany

  • 2013
    Summer semester, visiting researcher at the Research Training Group "Materiality and Production", Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 2008 – 2015
    Assistant professor (Juniorprofessorin) in the Institute of Theatre Studies, FU Berlin

  • 2016
    starting 1st Dec. Heisenberg Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for research in the Institute of Theatre Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany

Selected projects

  • Head of the research project "Writing Movement. Inbetween Practice and Theory Concerning Art and Science of Dance", Volkswagen Foundation, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, since 2016

  • Head of the research project "Pictures of movement – Dance photography, 1900 – 1920", Institute of Theatre Studies, German Research Foundation (DFG), FU Berlin, 2012 – 2014

  • Researcher on the subproject "Topographies of the Ephemeral. Choreography as Proceeding", Prof. Dr. Brandstetter, Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 626: "Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits", FU Berlin, 2006 – 2007

  • Researcher on the subproject "Modelling 'Otherness' in the dance theatre of the 19th century", Prof. Dr. Jeschke, DFG Research Unit "The Staging of Cultural 'Otherness' in the 19th Century", Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, 2002 – 2003


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