is visiting professor at TU Dresden and professor p.p. at Freie Universität Berlin. She studied Philosophy, Political Sciences and Psychology at the Universities of Munster, Munich, Paris (Sorbonne I) and Berlin and graduated with a PhD on Gilles Deleuze at Freie Universität Berlin in 2001. Meanwhile she trained as editor at the Deutsche Journalistenschule (DJS) in Munich. She has since been research assistant with various international universities, e.g. as Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. She also worked as a freelance critic on literature, art and film (taz, Freitag, FAZ, Magazin Süddeutsche Zeitung etc.) and as a scriptwriter of artist biographies for TV (ZDF aspekte) and is co-author of numerous catalogues and art books.