Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990 – 1999
    Studied art history at the University of Vienna, Austria, and at the University of Hamburg, Germany (with elective coursework in classical archaeology and sociology)

  • 1997 – 2000
    Student assistant and research associate in the Department of History of Art at the University of Vienna

  • 2001 – 2003
    Doctoral student in the Research Training Group "Practice and Theory of the Creative Process", Berlin University of the Arts, Germany

  • 2003 – 2009
    Research associate in the Institute of Art History at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

  • 2009
    Summer semester, visiting professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Hamburg (representing Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kemp)

  • 2009 – 2012
    Assistant professor of early modern art history with a research focus on Dutch art at the Institute of Art History at FU Berlin

  • 2012
    Positive interim evaluation while assistant professor

  • since 2012
    Professor of early modern European art history (14th-18th centuries) at the Institute of Art History at FU Berlin

  • since 2013
    Dean of the Department of History and Cultural Studies at FU Berlin

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • Spokesperson for the German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Unit 1703 "Transcultural Negotiations in the Ambits of Art. Comparative Perspectives on Historical Contexts and Contemporary Constellations", Institute of Art History, FU Berlin, since 2014

  • "In Motion. Artistic Mobility and Transcultural Exchange in the Early Modern Period", subproject B1 in the DFG Research Unit 1703 "Transcultural Negotiations in the Ambits of Art", Institute of Art History, FU Berlin, since 2011

  • "Books and space in the (early) Middle Ages", subproject in the research group C 4 "Pictorial Construction of Space(s)" of the Cluster of Excellence (EXC) 264 "Topoi. The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations", FU Berlin/Humboldt University Berlin, since 2012

  • Member of the Interdisciplinary Forum for Gender and Diversity Studies (IFGD) in the Department of History and Cultural Studies at FU Berlin, since 2009

  • Associate researcher in the German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Unit 1627 "Evidence of Images. History and aesthetics", Institute of Art History, FU Berlin, since 2012

  • Member of the Collaborative Research Centre 626 "Aesthetic experience and the dissolution of artistic limits", FU Berlin, 2007 – 2014

  • Member of the DFG Network "Art and work. The relationship between aesthetics and the anthropology of work from the 18th to the 21st centuries", University of Cologne, 2009 – 2013

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Student liaison for the German National Academic Foundation

  • Member of the board of the Interdisciplinary Forum for the Middle Ages – Renaissance – Early Modern Period, FU Berlin

  • Member of the selections committee for awarding Deutschlandstipendium scholarships, FU Berlin

  • Member of the advisory committee to the research programme "Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices", Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin

  • Member of the Minerva Fellowship Committee, Minerva Foundation

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