is Professor of Art History and was Vice President of Research and Humanities in the Presidential Committee (2012–2019) at the Leuphana University Lüneburg. She heads, together with Erich Hörl, the research training group “Cultures of Critique” as well as, together with Susanne Leeb, “PriMus – PhD in Museums.” Before joining the Leuphana University in 2011, she held a professorship in Art History at Ruhr University of Bochum (2003–2011), where she directed, together with Ulrike Groos, the postgraduate program “Art Criticism and Curatorial Knowledge,” and was Laurenz Professor for Contemporary Art at the University of Basel, Switzerland (2002–2003). She is a member of the Advisory Board of Texte zur Kunst and of the Board of Trustees of the Volkswagen Foundation. She has published on modern and contemporary art, art theory and art criticism. She co-edited Judgement Practices in the Artistic Field (in print, München: Edition Metzler, 2020), was guest editor of Der Ort der Kunstkritik in der Kunstgeschichte for the Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte (78:1, 2015), and with Ewa Lajer-Burchardt co-edited Interiors and Interiority (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2016).