Short CV/Education and training

Education and record of studies

  • 1998
    Master's Degree in Art History, Free University Berlin. Minor Fields: Modern European History; Media and Communications Studies. Thesis: Zeev Rechter: "House Engel" in Tel Aviv, 1933, in the context of Le Corbusier's architectural theory. Architecture and iconography in Palestine at the beginning of the twentieth century.

  • 2003
    Ph.D. in Art History, Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel

  • 2013
    Habilitation (second book) in Art History, Bern University

Professional experiences in academia

  • 1999 – 2003
    Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Lecturer) at the Department of Art History, Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel. Ph.D. project on Nation-Building and architecture in Israel after 1948

  • 2003 – 2005
    Wiss. Mitarbeiterin (Researcher), interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Center "Institutionality and Historicity", Technical University Dresden, Dept. of Architectural History, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Research project on religious architecture in the United States

  • 2005 – 2014
    Wiss. Assistentin (Assistant Professor), Department of Art History, Bern University, Switzerland. Habilitation (second book) on Contested historicisms: Uses and interpretations of architectural formulas in Washington/DC

  • Since 2014
    SNSF-Professor, Department of Art History, Zurich University, Switzerland

  • Since 2016
    Full Professor of History and Theory of Architecture, Catholic Private University Linz, Austria

Selected publications

Books and editorships

  • Auratische Räume der Moderne, kritische berichte, Heft 2, 2016; Redaktion und Editorial mit F. Schmitz.

  • Staatsbauten und Sakralarchitektur in Washington/DC. Stilkonzepte patriotischer Baukunst, Berlin 2015.

  • Kunsttopografien globaler Migration: Orte, Räume und institutionelle Kontexte transitorischer Kunsterfahrung, kritische berichte, Heft 2, 2015; Redaktion und Editorial mit B. Dogramaci, B. Mersmann und M. Schieren.

  • Deutsche/deutschsprachige Kunstgeschichte seit den 1960er Jahren, kritische berichte, Heft 4, 2014; Redaktion und Editorial mit R. Mader und Ä. Söll.

  • Parlamentarische Repräsentationen: Das Bundeshaus in Bern im Kontext internationaler Parlamentsbauten und nationaler Strategien, hrsg. mit B. Nicolai, Bern 2014.

  • Glaubenssache(n), kritische berichte, Heft 2, 2013; Redaktion und Editorial.

  • Modernity and early cultures – Reconsidering non-western references for modern architecture in cross-cultural perspective, hrsg. mit B. Nicolai, Bern 2011.

  • Israel bauen. Architektur, Städtebau und Denkmalpolitik nach der Staatsgründung 1948, Berlin 2004.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • SNSF-Professorship, Research Project: "Holy Spaces in Modernity. Transformations and Architectural Manifestations", 2014 – 2018


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