She did her PhD at the University of Munich on literary space in the work of Dorothy M. Richardson’s novel Pilgrimage, as well as her habilitation, five years later, on representations of femininity and death. A specialist in the 19th and 20th century literature, she has also written articles and books in the area of gender studies, psychoanalysis, film, cultural theory and visual culture.
She is a frequent contributor for local and international news publications and broadcasts, serving as an expert on culture as well as American politics.
Honors & Fellowships
2021 Honorary Doctorate from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
2018 Ambassadorship of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Interview)
2017 Martin Warnke-Medal, awarded by the Aby-Warburg Stiftung
2017 Fellowship at the IKKM of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
2011 Membership of the Academia Europaea
2010 Residency in the Louise Bourgeois Studio Archive
2000 & 1997 Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Columbia University
1995 Whitney J. Oates Fellow with the Council of the Humanities, Princeton University
1993 Gerhard Hess Program's Junior Research Award of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
1987-8 Mellon Faculty Fellowship Harvard University