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Academic Positions

2009 - Columbia University, New York: Assistant Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
2009 - 2012 Freie Universität Berlin: Project Leader in the Cluster of Excellence Languages of Emotion (Research Project: “Conceptions of Emotion in Empiricist Aesthetics around 1900”)
2008 - 2009 Freie Universität Berlin: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Cluster of Excellence Languages of Emotion and Lecturer in the Peter-Szondi Institute for Comparative Literature

Education

2008 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and Princeton University: Ph.D. and Dr. phil. in German Studies ("summa cum laude")
Dissertation: Medien der Unmittelbarkeit. Dingkonzepte und Wahrnehmungstechniken 1918-1939
2004 Princeton University: Masters of Arts in German Literature
2003 Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin: Magister Artium in German Literature, Philosophy, Political Science
1999 Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg: Intermediate Exams (B.A. equivalent) in German Literature, Philosophy, Political Science

Fellowships and Awards

2010 - 2011 Visiting Professorship, Cluster of Excellence “Languages of Emotion”, Freie Universität Berlin
2010 - 2011 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dr. Meyer-Struckmann-Stiftung
2008 - 2009 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cluster of Excellence “Languages of Emotion“, Freie Universität Berlin
2008 Promotionspreis, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
2007 - 2008 Dissertation Fellowship for binationally directed doctorates, DAAD
2006 - 2007 Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation Honorific Fellowship in the Humanities
2005 Graduate School Prize, Princeton University
2005 - 2007 Dissertation Fellowship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
2002 - 2005 Graduate Fellowship, Princeton University
2001 - 2002 Berlin Consortium for German Studies Fellowship
1999 Georg-K.-Glaser-Förderpreis, State of Rheinland-Pfalz and Südwestrundfunk
1996 - 2003 Fellowship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
1992 - 1996 Stipends of the “Treffen junger Autoren,“ Berliner Festspiele

Conferences and Workshops

Gefühl und Genauigkeit. Empirische Ästhetik um 1900. Conference of the Cluster of Excellence “Languages of Emotion,” Freie Universität Berlin, June 21-22, 2012
[co-organized with Jutta Müller-Tamm und Henning Schmidgen].
Einfühlung and the Modern Aesthetic. Two-Session Panel at the Annual Convention of the German Studies Association, Louisville, September 22-25, 2011
[co-organized with Malika Maskarinec].
Empathie-Konzepte. Workshop and Lecture Series in the Cluster of Excellence Languages of Emotion, Freie Universität Berlin. Winter Term 2008/09-Summer Term 2009
[co-organized with Dietmar Till; Keynote Speakers: Gerhard Lauer, Fritz Breithaupt et. al.]
Interdisziplinarität als Wissenschaftsparadigma, Graduate Student Conference, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, June 16-18, 2006, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften Berlin
[co-organized with Sebastian Ullrich; Keynote Speakers: Jürgen Kocka, Yvonne Wübben].
Authentizität, Graduate Student Conference, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, May 23-25, 2003, Bad Honnef
[Keynote Speakers: Tilman Borsche, Klaus-Peter Köpping, Dieter Mersch, Wolfgang Ernst].