studied Russian and German Literature and Language at Humboldt University Berlin and in Moscow (at MGLU and RGGU). She has been research assistant with the colleborate research center 626 »Ästhetische Erfahrung im Zeichen der Entgrenzung der Künste« at Freie Universität Berlin. Her research focus is on the theory and poetics in Russian Formalism, concepts of » Kunstsynthese« of the Russian avant-garde movement, on totalitarian aesthetics and on the temporal mediality of films.
studied Classical Philology and graduated with a dissertation on Hermann Usener at Heidelberg University. She was research assistant with the collaborate research center »Ästhetische Erfahrung im Zeichen der Entgrenzung der Künste« and lecturer at Freie Universität Berlin. She is now professor of Latin Philology at Leiden University.