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Art historian Nina Eckhoff-Heindl completed her Cotutelle doctorate at the Universities of Cologne and Zurich in 2021 with a dissertation on Comics begreifen. Ästhetische Erfahrung durch visuell-taktiles Erzählen in Chris Wares Building Stories [Handling and Comprehending Comics. Aesthetic experience through visual-tactile narration in Chris Ware’s Building Stories]. In 2022 the book was awarded the Roland Faelske Prize for Comics and Animation Studies.

With her current research project The category dis/ability as research tool. Body norms in arts and aesthetics of the long 19th century, she is an associated PostDoc-member in the DFG Research Training Group 2661 Connecting – Excluding. Cultural Dynamics Beyond Globalized Networks. Previously, she was a MSCA Fellow in the program “a.r.t.e.s. EUmanities” at the University of Cologne (Horizon 2020: Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant No. 713600).