Research & Projects

Areas of Research

  • Modern and contemporary art and visual culture
  • Narratology
  • Image theory
  • Aesthetics
  • Comics Studies
  • Dis/ability Studies
  • Holocaust Studies

Focus of Research

  • Relationality of the arts
  • Specificities of material and media
  • Visual and tactile qualities of narrations
  • Intersectionality of categories of identity and difference
  • Construction of meaning through sensual perception
  • Methodological interconnections (analysis and theory, history and present)

PostDoc Project

The category dis/ability as research tool. Body norms in arts and aesthetics of the long 19th century

Dissertation

Comics as an aesthetic experience using the example of Chris Ware’s ‘Building Stories’

Organization (selection)

SoSe 2022
Lecture series “Aktuelle Fragen der Comicforschung: Räume”, together with the Research Network Comicforschung am Rhein (Universities Bonn, Dusseldorf, Cologne)

17-19/09/2018
13th Annual Conference of the German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) „Spaces Between – Gender, Diversity and Identity in Comics“ and the exhibition “SuperQueeroes”, together with Véronique Sina and Christine Gundermann, University of Cologne (UoC)

05-09/2017
Series of lectures “Holocaust in Kunst, Kultur und Medien”, together with Véronique Sina, Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)

02-03/2017
Workshop “Formen der Selbstreflexivität im Medium Comic”, Committee for the Comics Studies (AG Comicforschung) at the German Society for Media Studies (GfM), together with Véronique Sina, UoC

04–07/2015
Series of workshops „Comics als Metageschichte, Ästhetik, Medialität und Zirkulation“, together with Felix Giesa, Sylvia Kesper-Biermann, Stephan Köhn and Arno Meteling, UoC

Winter term 2014/15
Series of lectures „Repräsentationen des Holocaust“, together with Véronique Sina, RUB

10/2014–01/2015
Exhibition „Holocaust im Comic“, together with Véronique Sina, RUB

11–12/2014
Series of workshops „Holocaust im Comic“ at the Alfried-Krupp-Schülerlabor, together with Véronique Sina, RUB

03–10/2010
Curatorial assistance at the exhibition „Anonymous Sculptures. Video and form in Contemporary Art“ under the direction of Sylvia Martin in Haus Esters/Kunstmuseen Krefeld