Short CV/Education and training

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    Studied German philology, philosophy, sociology and education at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

  • 1979 – 1980
    Research associate on the research project "Holocaust and Youth" at Goethe University Frankfurt

  • 1987
    Doctorate (Dr. phil.) from the Goethe University Frankfurt

  • 1987 – 1988
    Worked on contract at the Jewish Museum of the city of Frankfurt, installing and supervising media exhibits

  • Since 1991
    C3 professor of film and television studies in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

  • 1993
    Funding prize from the Academy of Arts in Berlin in the section Film and Media for editing the journal Frauen und Film (Women and Film; together with Heide Schlüpmann) and the book Die Einstellung ist die Einstellung (The shot is the shot)

  • 1993 – 1994
    Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in Essen, Germany, in the research group "Aesthetic staging of democracy" (headed by Prof. Dr. Detlef Hoffmann)

  • 1994 – 1995
    Created and headed the research group "Democracy – Public – Media", Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in Essen. Several conferences, for instance, Eye and Affect. On perception and interaction; Strategies for the acknowledgement of and the identity politics of minority cultures; The public and the private; Philosophy and film; The media of democracy; MTV – Making music visible.

  • 1994 – 1999
    Member of the board of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in Essen

  • 1997 – 1999
    Created and headed the research group "Political theory of mass culture"

  • Since 1999
    C4 professor of film studies at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

  • 1999 – 2006
    Active in the Research Training Group "Staging bodies" at the FU Berlin

  • 2002 – 2010
    Project director for "The act of performance in cinematographic space" (on the relationship between film and architecture) in Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 447 "Cultures of performativity"

  • Since 2003
    Project director for "The Impact of Illusion and Fiction on the Aesthetics of Film" in SFB 626 "Aesthetic experience and the dissolution of artistic limits"

  • Since 2006
    Active in the Research Training Group "InterArt" at FU Berlin

  • Since 2007
    Principal Investigator for the Excellence Cluster "Languages of Emotion" at FU Berlin

  • Since 2009
    Speaker for the SFB 626 "Aesthetic experience and the dissolution of artistic limits"

  • Since 2011
    International Advisory Board Member, International Research Centre for Cultural Studies in Vienna (IFK), Austria

  • Since 2012
    Member of the scientific advisory committee to the International Centre for Studies in Cultural Skills and the Philosophy of Media at Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany

  • Since 2012
    Member of the Centre for Advanced Studies "PictureEvidence. History and aesthetics" at FU Berlin (headed by Klaus Krüger and Peter Geimer)

Visiting professorships and temporary professorships at the following universities:

  • 1985
    Visiting professor at the University of California, Irvine, USA

  • 1986 – 1987
    Guest lectures at the Film Department at Tel Aviv University, Israel

  • 1989
    Acting professor at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 1990
    Professor (leave replacement for A. Michelson) at New York University, USA

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    Visiting professor at the University of Hamburg

  • 1990 – 1991
    Acting professor at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 1992
    Short-term visiting lectureship at the University of California, Berkeley, USA

  • 1994
    Max Kade Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York, USA

  • 1997
    Guest lectures at the Film Department and Comparative Literature Institute at Tel Aviv University, Israel, and at the Camera Obscura School of Art

  • 1999
    Workshop at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA

  • 2002
    Max Kade Visiting Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, USA

  • 2003 – 2009
    Recurring exchange with the Sorbonne III in Paris, France

  • 2004
    Visiting professor at the University of Vienna, Austria

  • 2006
    Max Kade Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

  • 2008
    Max Kade Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

  • 2011
    Visiting professor at the Cogut Centre for Humanities at Brown University, Providence, USA

  • 2011
    Max Kade Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, USA

  • 2013
    Visiting professor at Brown University, Providence, USA

Grants and research trips:

  • 1994
    Dorit and Gerald Paul Fellow in the Jewish Studies Programme at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, USA

  • 1997
    Fellow at the 'Visual Construction of Reality' Research Centre at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 1998
    Fellow at the Getty Centre, Los Angeles, in the research group "Representing the Passions", USA

  • 2006
    Fellow at the IFK (international research centre for the cultural sciences) Vienna, Austria

  • 2010 – 2011
    Fellow at the International Centre for Studies in Cultural Skills and the Philosophy of Media at Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany

  • 2011
    Fellow at the Cogut Centre for Humanities at Brown University, Providence, USA

Selected publications

  • Herbert Marcuse zur Einführung, (zus.m.H.Brunkhorst), Junius Verlag, Hamburg 1987

  • "Was ich erbeute, sind Bilder". Zum Diskurs der Geschlechter im Film, Stroemfeld/Roter Stern Verlag, Basel/Frankfurt a.M. 1988

  • Die Einstellung ist die Einstellung. Visuelle Konstruktionen des Judentums, edition suhrkamp, Frankfurt a.M. 1992

  • Siegfried Kracauer zur Einführung, Junius Verlag, Hamburg 1996

  • Auge und Affekt. Wahrnehmung und Interaktion. (Hg.) S.Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt a.M. 1995

  • "Schwerpunkt: Philosophie und Film" in: Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 3/1995

  • Bruchlinien. Zur neueren Holocaustforschung. (Hg.). Böhlau Verlag Köln 1999

  • Umwidmungen – Filmische und architektonische Räume, (Hg.), Verlag Vorwerk8 2004, Berlin

  • Perspektive – Die Spaltung der Standpunkte, (Hg.) Fink Verlag, München 2010


Selected projects

  • Co-editor of:

  • Frauen und Film (Women and Film), biennial journal, Verlag Stroemfeld/Roter Stern, Basel, Switzerland, and Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Since issue 35/1983 together with Heide Schlüpmann, since issue 50/51/1991 also with Annette Brauerhoch and Renate Lippert.

  • Babylon. Beiträge zur jüdischen Gegenwart (Papers on contemporary Judaism), biennial journal, Verlag Neue Kritik, Frankfurt am Main

    Together with Micha Brumlik, Dan Diner, Cilly Kugelmann, Martin Löw-Beer.

Associate member of the Editorial Board /Advisory Board of:

  • OCTOBER

    Editors: Rosalind Krauss, Annette Michelson, Joan Copjec, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Hal Foster, Denis Hollier, John Rajchman

    MIT Press, Cambridge, USA

  • Constellations. An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory

    Editors: Seyla Benhabib, Andrew Arato

    Basil Blackwell, Cambridge, USA

  • Philosophy & Social Criticism. An international, inter-disciplinary journal.

    Editor: David M. Rasmussen am Boston College

    Sage Publications, London.

  • MEDIENwissenschaft (Media Studies).

    Editors: Jürgen Felix, Heinz-B. Heller, Karl Prümm, Karl Riha.

    Marburg University.

  • Zfm. Zeitschritft für Medienwissenschaft (Journal of Media Studies).

    Published by the Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (German media studies association), Akademie Verlag Berlin

  • Until 1995: Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung (Journal of Sexual Research)

    Editors: Sophinette Becker, Martin Dannecker, Margret Hauch, Gunter Schmidt, Eberhard Schorsch (deceased), Volkmar Sigusch in the Department of Sexual Science, University Hospital Frankfurt

    Ferdinand Enke Verlag Stuttgart

  • Until 2006: History and Memory. Studies in Representation of the Past.

    Edited at the School of History, Tel Aviv University by:

    Saul Friedländer, Geulie Arad, Dan Diner

    Indiana University Press, Bloomington, USA

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