is a member of the Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at the University of Giessen, where she pursues her PhD project Representation of Crisis – Crisis of Representation. The Politics of Aesthetics and 21st Century. Political Theatre in the United States. Her research interests include the relations between politics and aesthetics, experimental theater in Europe and the US, contemporary (American) drama, poststructuralist philosophy, and points of contact between theories of culture and disability studies.
is Junior Professor for Media Culture Studies at Freiburg University; previously, he was Assistant Professor for Comparative Literature in Munich, where he received his Ph D. Interests focus on semiotic and psychoanalytic research into new and traditional media; the semiotics of affect; censorship and other forms of media control; as well as comics studies. He is an active member of the German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor), on the editing board of the journal Medienobservationen, and edits the new open access journal Mediale Kontrolle unter Beobachtung on censorship and media control.
studied Applied Theatre Studies at Bergen University (Norway) and Gießen University. Since 2007, he has worked as contributor at the Hessian Theater Academy in Frankfurt, as a freelance author, and as a dramaturge. He is a researcher at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Gießen.