Short CV/Education and training


  • 2002
    BA, Comparative Literature and Modern Culture, University of Copenhagen

  • 2003
    M.Phil. in European Literature, German Department, University of Cambridge

  • 2004
    Master of Arts (MA), Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen

  • 2008
    PhD, German Department, University of Cambridge


  • 2008 – 2012
    Post.doc. Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen (funded by Carlsberg Foundation)

  • 2011 – 2014
    Network organiser and grant administrator for the research network Negotiating (In)Visibilities (funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities)

  • 2013 – 2015
    Post.doc. Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen (funded by Funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities)

  • 2015 – 2018
    Associate Professor, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen

Selected publications

  • Invisibility Studies: Surveillance, Transparency and the Hidden in Contemporary Culture, Henriette Steiner and Kristin Veel (eds.), Peter Lang, 2015.

  • Narrative Negotiations: Information Structures in Literary Fiction, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009. (peer reviewed)

  • Sites of Uncertainty: The Disruption of the Newsfeed Flow by Literary Tweets’, in: Journal of Roman Studies, 16.1 2016, pp. 91-109 (peer reviewed)

  • The Tower, the Transmitter and Lyotard’s Double Sight: Towering Oscillations of the (In)Visible, with Henriette Steiner, in: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung (forthcoming)

  • 'Total Recall: the Making and Breaking of Lived and Imagined Walls' with Henriette Steiner, in: Home Cultures – The Journal of Architecture, Design and Domestic Space, Bloomsbury Publishing, forthcoming 2016. (peer reviewed)

  • 'Nothing to Hide and Nothing to See: The Conditions of Narrative and Privacy in Jennifer Egan's Black Box', Nordisk Tidsskrift for Informationsvidenskab og Kulturformidling, Vol. 3, Nr. 2/3, 2014, p. 19-28.

  • 'Calm Imaging: The Conquest of Overload and the Conditions of Attention' in: Ulrik Ekman (ed.), Throughout: Art and Culture Emerging with Ubiquitous Computing, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2012, pp. 119-133. (peer reviewed)

  • 'Maneuvering in Nervous Times: The Hyperlinks in Reinhard Jirgl's Abtrünnig', German Quarterly 85(4) Fall 2012, pp. 455-472. (peer reviewed)

  • 'Living Behind Glass Facades – Surveillance Culture and New Architecture' with Henriette Steiner, Surveillance & Society 9(1) 2011. (peer reviewed)

  • 'Information Overload and Database Aesthetics', Comparative Critical Studies 8.2-3 2011, pp. 307-319. (peer reviewed)

  • 'Virtual Memory in Günter Grass’s Im Krebsgang', German Life and Letters, Blackwell, April 2004, pp. 206-18. (peer reviewed)

  • 'The Irreducibility of Space – Labyrinths, Cities, Cyberspace', Diacritics vol. 33 numbers 3-4, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003, pp. 151-72. (peer reviewed)

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of The Young Academy for The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, 2011 – 2016

  • Member of reading groups, seminar groups, local and international research networks, among these Living in Surveillance Societies (COST), The Culture of Ubiquitous Information (Nordforsk), and CEMES-Young Scholars (Centre for Modern European Studies, University of Copenhagen)

  • Research Associate for Electronic Literature Organization Directory and Archive-It Collection, 2008 – 2009

  • Outreach:

    Organiser of public outreach events at the culture house Villa Veel, 2012

  • Co-curator of exhibition with artists Maria Finn and Vesna Pavlovic: 'Hidden Narratives', the Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen

Media coverage

  • Media participation in Information, Politiken, Berlingske, Kristeligt Dagblad,, TV2 Lorry,

Additional qualifications

  • Keynotes and papers at more than 20 international conferences, 2003 – 2013

  • Pre-leadership programme for researchers at the University of Copenhagen focusing on team leadership, development and career 2016

  • Adjunktpædagogikum (academic teaching course), University of Copen-hagen, 2008 – 2009; PI on the collaborative project: Uncertain Archives – Adapting Cultural Theories of the Archive to Understand the Risks and Potentials of Big Data, 2015 – 2017

  • Network organizer and grant administrator for the research network Negotiating (In)Visibilities – A Network for Studies on the Seeable and the Hidden of Contemporary Culture with approximately 100 members (funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities), 2011 – 2014

  • Co-organizer of the activities of The Copenhagen Doctoral School of Cultural Studies (, (among this representing the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the Board of PhD coordinators at the Faculty of Humanities, grant management and planning of the doctoral school activities), since 2014

  • Organizer of numerous international lectures, seminars, symposia, workshops, conferences and PhD summer school in Copenhagen, Zürich and Cambridge

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

Teaching and Supervision

  • 2008 – 2015, Copenhagen:

  • Curriculum design, teaching, and exams of BA and MA-courses at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies

  • Supervision of BA-dissertations, MA-papers, and MA-dissertations at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies

  • Guest lectures at The Royal School of Library and Information Science and the Danish Institute for Studies Abroad

  • 2004 – 2007, Cambridge:

  • Supervision of undergraduate papers for the German Department


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