Short CV/Education and training

Academic career

  • 1993 – 1999
    Studied German philology and history at the University of Vienna, Austria

  • 1999
    Graduated with distinction; Diplom thesis: "The field of German-language science fiction literature. Explorations into the frontiers of literature" (orig. "Das Feld der deutschsprachigen Science Fiction-Literatur. Erkundungen in einem literarischen Grenzgebiet")

  • 2000 – 2001
    Junior Fellowship at the IFK (international research centre for the cultural sciences), Vienna

  • 2002
    Visiting Scholar in the Department of History at Duke University, North Carolina, USA

  • 2005
    Doctorate (German philology), with distinction. Dissertation: "Computer hystories. Narratives of the digital cultures of 1984 (orig. "Computerhystorien. Erzählungen der digitalen Kulturen um 1984")

  • 2005 – 2007
    Postdoc in the Research Training Group "Codification of violence in medial " at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

  • 2007 – 2009
    Research associate at the University of Vienna in the Department of German Studies (half-time position)

  • 2008
    Research associate at the Humboldt University of Berlin in the Department of German Literature (under the chair of Prof. Dr. Joseph Vogl, half-time position)

  • 2009 – 2013
    Lecturer at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in the subject area of art and media studies (gender)

  • 2010 – 2012
    Guest lecturer in the School of Plastic Arts at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia

  • 2011 – 2012
    Acting professor of the theory and history of technology at the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK), Germany

  • 2012
    Visiting professor at the Pontifical Xavierian University, Bogotá

  • Since 2013
    University professor of cultural studies at the University of Art and Design Linz, Austria

  • 2014
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at the Humboldt University of Berlin, venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in cultural studies

Other career activities

  • 1993 – 1999
    Managed exhibitions at the Vienna Künstlerhaus, the Historical Museum of the City of Vienna, the Schottenstift ("Scottish Abbey"), and for the Hamburg Institute for Social Research; also worked as a cook

  • 1999 – 2001
    Taught German, history, data processing for business applications, and multimedia technology at the HTBLuVA (Federal Higher Technical Institute for Educating and Experimenting) for Textile Design and IT, Vienna

  • 2001 – 2003
    Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture: Programme coordinator and supervisor or academic work in the areas of cultural studies and gender studies for the research programme Gender IT!, programme coordinator for fFORTE(Women in Research and Technology)

  • 2003 – 2005
    Employed by the company Science Communications in the area of scientific organisation and communication (project development and management, event and exhibition planning)

Selected publications

  • Prothesen. Figuren einer lädierten Moderne, appeared in Vorwerk8, Fall 2015.

  • Körper 2.0. Über die technische Erweiterbarkeit des Menschen, Bielefeld (transcript) 2013.

  • With Doris Harrasser, Stephanie Kiessling, Sabine Sölkner, Veronika Wöhrer: Wissen Spielen. Untersuchungen zur Wissensaneignungen von Kindern im Museum, Bielefeld (transcript) 2011.

  • Computerhystorien. Erzählungen der digitalen Kulturen um 1985, Dissertation, University of Vienna2005.

  • With Katja Rothe (eds.): Diätetiken des Schreibens. Rezepturen und Übungen, Wels (Mitterverlag) 2015.

  • With Lars Friedrich, Daniel Tyradellis, Joseph Vogl (eds.): Figuren der Gewalt, Berlin, Zurich (Diaphanes) 2014.

  • With Roland Innerhofer, Katja Rothe (eds.): Das Mögliche regieren. Gouvernementalität in der Literatur- und Kulturanalyse, Bielefeld (Transcript) 2011.

  • (Dis)playing the Museum: Artifacts, Visitors, Embodiment, and Mediality. In: The International Handbooks of Museum Studies. 3: Museum Media, ed. Michelle Henning, Hoboken NJ (Wiley) 2015, pp. 371–388.

  • Koine Aisthesis. Im Untergewebe taktiler Medialität, in: Texte zur Kunst 98: Media, 2015:98, pp. 105-118. (German & English)

  • Lob des Vorspiels. Die Laubenvögel und die Kunst der Umwege, in: Gerda Ridler et al. (eds.): Mythos Schönheit. Facetten des Schönen in Natur, Kunst und Gesellschaft. Exhibition catalogue, Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum in Linz, Ostfildern (Hatje Cantz) 2015, pp. 103-109.

  • Parahumanismus statt Supermenschentum. Überlegungen zur Selbstoptimierung des Menschen, in: Tumult. Vierteljahresschrift für Konsensstörung, Winter 2014-14, pp. 32-39.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Funding from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Elise Richter Programme, with Gudrun Rath: Zombification. Transatlantic cultures of the "undead". (co-applicants), since 2014

  • Conception and curation of the festival and symposium: "Köder der Spekulation / Lures of Speculation", Tanzquartier Wien, 26th-29th March 2014 (together with Alexander Martos), 2014

  • Installation "The white cube is voracious. Suggestion for a moratorium on a term", part of the exhibition "The irregulars. Economies of deviation", New Society for Visual Arts (NGBK) Berlin, February-June (together with Alexander Martos), 2013

  • Project "TIMeSCAPES. Images and Performances of Time in Late Capitalism", EU culture project, summer school and conference run by the organisation Science Communications Research. (Conception, management), 2012-2014

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences research association "Cultural dynamics"

  • Deputy chair of the Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (German media studies association)

  • Member of the board of the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art

  • With Elisabeth Trimm: Editor of the cultural studies journal Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften.

  • Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) early career network "Scenography of the subject"


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