is professor for applied dance studies and choreography at the University of Music and Dance Cologne since 2009. After completing her Ph.D. in theatre studies and history, she became a faculty member of the Theater Department of the Free University of Berlin, where she helped to install a Master program in dance studies. Afterwards she was Assistant Professor for Dance, Choreography and Dance Studies at the University of California Berkeley. In her research, she is interested in developing dance studies on methodological grounds, focusing on the relation between praxis and theory, and especially on performative elements of »doing history«. Further research areas are dance and media as well as postcolonial theory.