has been a researcher at the Peter Szondi Institute for Comparative Literature at Freie Universität Berlin, and at SFB 626 Ästhetische Erfahrung im Zeichen der Entgrenzung der Künste. He was a visiting fellow at Columbia University's German Department in 2011, and at Yale University's German Department in 2012.
studied Russian and German Literature and Language at Humboldt University Berlin and in Moscow (at MGLU and RGGU). She has been research assistant with the colleborate research center 626 »Ästhetische Erfahrung im Zeichen der Entgrenzung der Künste« at Freie Universität Berlin. Her research focus is on the theory and poetics in Russian Formalism, concepts of » Kunstsynthese« of the Russian avant-garde movement, on totalitarian aesthetics and on the temporal mediality of films.