is a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Previously she has taught at the University of Basel and has held research positions at the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophthe (IKKM) in Weimar, the German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, D.C., the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, the McGill University in Montreal and the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften (IFK) in Vienna. Her main areas of research include the relations between the old and the new world, the history of material cultures, the history of intellectual properties, the history of logistics, the history of the market and its margins, the history of images and sound as well as methodology and theory of history.
is a historian of knowledge and managing director of the Competence Center »History of Knowledge« (ETH & University of Zurich). He studied history and physics in Cologne and Sevilla. 2006–2010 he was junior researcher at the Chair for Science Studies at the ETH Zurich. 2010 he completed his PhD with the thesis Science in Glass. A Historical Ecology of Modern Laboratory Research. He is managing editor of the yearbook Nach Feierabend. Zürcher Jahrbuch für Wissensgeschichte. His research interests are History and Theory of Knowledge, History of Science and Technology, Material Cultures, Historical Epistemology, Ecology & Anthropology, Memory Cultures, postcolonial Global History, History of Migration.