Petra Löffler is a film and media theorist who taught at the Universities of Cologne, Regensburg, Vienna, Siegen and Weimar. Her publications comprise studies in Media archaeology, Media history of facial expression, Early cinema, Affect theory and Visual Culture. She is editor of the journal Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft
studied Media Studies and Philosophy at the Universities of Bochum and Weimar. He was research assistant with the department of »Sinne – Technik – Inszenierung« at Vienna University (2007–2010) and Junior Fellow at the international research center on cultural studies IFK, Vienna (2010–2012). He has since been postdoctoral researcher at the Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen. His research focus is on the history of knowledge in media studies, on the research history of 18th-century electricity and concepts of the future.