worked as research fellow on »Das Leben schreiben. Medientechnologie und die Wissenschaften vom Leben (1800–1900)«, a research project at Weimar University (2002-2005). Thereafter she was assistant with the professorship of the modern history of arts at Basel University and member of the Swiss National Science Foundation on Iconic Criticism (SNF-Bildkritik). She currently holds a chair as Professor of Art History and Aesthetics at the Academy of Fine Arts Muenster.
is professor and head of the department of art history and art theory at the University of Art and Design Linz, Austria. Before that, she taught and researched e.g. at Hochschule München, ZKM and HfG in Karlsruhe, KHM in Cologne, Bauhaus University Weimar as well as Basel and Zurich Universities.