Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987 – 1994
    Studies in German Literature, Philosophy, Linguistics, and History of Art in Bochum, Paris, and Munich

  • 1994 – 1999
    Research associate, Dept. of German, LMU Munich

  • 1999 – 2006
    Research associate, Dept. of German, LMU Munich (2000 – 2006 on permanent leave)

  • 2000 – 2006
    Member of the Research Project "Poetics of Corporation" (director Prof. Albrecht Koschorke), Center for Literary Research, Berlin

  • 2002 – 2005
    Habilitation Award of the Bavarian Ministry for Science, Research, and Art ("Bayerischer Habilitationsförderpreis 2001")

  • 2005
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of German, University of Chicago

  • 2006
    Visiting Associate Professor, Dept. of Germanic Studies, Harvard University

  • 2007
    Full Professor replacing Prof. Inka Mülder-Bach, Dept. of German, LMU Munich

  • 2007 – 2010
    Professor of Cultural Theory and Methods of Cultural Studies, Center of Excellence EXC 16 "Cultural Foundations of Integration", University of Konstanz

  • Since 2010
    Professor of German Literature, Humboldt University of Berlin

  • 2012
    Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dept. of German, University of California at Berkeley

  • 2013
    Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dept. of Germanic Studies, Indiana University at Bloomington

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • Establishment of the research training group " Genesis and Evolution of Small Forms" at the Humboldt Universtity of Berlin, 2015-2017

  • Head of the German Research Foundation (DFG) research project "Stages of diversion. Temporal economies in the popular theatre of the 19th century", within the framework of Priority Programme (SPP) 1688 "Proper times of the aesthetic.

  • Time and representation in the polychronic modernity", 2013 – 2016

  • Co-Organizer of the Mosse Lecture Series at Humboldt University of Berlin, since October 2010

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Executive Director of the Department of German Literature; Humboldt University of Berlin, since 2018

  • Vice Chairperson of the Council of the Humboldt University, since 2017

  • Member of the Scientific Commission of Lower Saxony, since 2017

  • Vice Executive Director of the Department of German Literature; Humboldt University of Berlin, 2016-2018

  • Mentor in the program via:mento of the Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, 2015/2016

  • Mentor in the program »FraMeS – Frauenspezifisches Mentoring« of the University Siegen, 2015/2016

  • Member of the scientific advisory committee of the IKKM (International Research Institute for Cultural Techniques and Media Philosophy) at the Bauhaus University, Weimar, since 2015

  • Member of the Humboldt University Academic Council, since 2015

  • Member of the selections committee for the KOSMOS Summer University programme at Humboldt University, since 2014

  • Member of the faculty council for the Faculty of Philosophy II, since 2014

  • Member of the advisory board to the Centre of Excellence EXC 16, "Cultural foundations of integration", at the University of Konstanz, since August 2012

  • Member of the awards committee for doctoral fellowships from the Elsa Neumann scholarship programme funded by the Federal State of Berlin, since March 2011

  • Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) grants committee for Research Training Groups, since January 2011

  • Member of the advisory board to the online sociology journal "Behemoth. A Journal on Civilisation", since May 2010

  • Member of the Volkswagen Foundation steering committee for the programme "Pro Geisteswissenschaften" ("Focus on the Humanities": Dilthey Fellowships and Opus Magnum grants), 2009 – 2012

  • Member of the advisory board to the journal "Athenäum. Jahrbuch der Friedrich Schlegel-Gesellschaft" (Yearbook of the Friedrich Schlegel Society), since January 2009

  • Member of the selection committee for the Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz, 2007/2008

  • Member of the editorial board of the journal "Ideengeschichte. Zeitschrift für die Aktualität der Überlieferung" (History of ideas), published by the Schiller National Museum/German Literature Archive in Marbach, the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel and the Stiftung Weimarer Klassik (Weimar Classics Foundation), since February 2006

  • Member of the advisory board of the research initiative "Cultural theory and theory of the political imaginary" at the University of Konstanz, 2003 – 2009

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