is professor of Media and Cultural Studies/Gender at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, where she was Vice-President from 2000 to 2004 and Principal from 2007 to 2009. She also was guest professor in the US, Canada, Australia, Berlin, Bochum, Budapest, Ljubljana, and Zurich and has extensively published about the body, the construction of gender identities in communication and media and new discourses on post-human life and future visions. Currently, she is working on new materialism, media technologies, and affect, knowledge forms and aesthetic production.
is a scholarship-holder at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and fellow at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Publications: with Patrick Baur and Dieter Mersch (eds.): Die Stile Martin Heideggers (2013); with Eva Pudill and Elisabeth Schäfer (eds.): Denken im Affekt (2010); Philosophie und Enthusiasmus – Studien zu einem umstrittenen Verhältnis (2008).
is a philosopher, film scholar and translator. She teaches Aesthetic Theories at the HFBK Hamburg. Her research focuses on film aesthetics, aesthetics and theories of affection.