Research & Projects

Focus of Research

  • Modern and Contemporary Art, especially Comics, Sculpture and Artists’ Books
  • Aesthetics, Materiality and Self-Reflexivity of Comics
  • Narration in Images
  • Image Theory
  • Disability Studies
  • Holocaust Studies

Doctoral Project

Comics as an aesthetic experience using the example of Chris Ware’s ‘Building Stories’ (2012)


13th Annual Conference of the German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) „Spaces Between – Gender, Diversity and Identity in Comics“ and the exhibition “SuperQueeroes”, together with Véronique Sina and Christine Gundermann, University of Cologne (UoC)

Series of lectures “Holocaust in Kunst, Kultur und Medien”, together with Véronique Sina, Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)

Workshop “Formen der Selbstreflexivität im Medium Comic”, Committee for the Comics Studies (AG Comicforschung) at the German Society for Media Studies (GfM), together with Véronique Sina, UoC

Series of workshops „Comics als Metageschichte, Ästhetik, Medialität und Zirkulation“, together with Felix Giesa, Sylvia Kesper-Biermann, Stephan Köhn and Arno Meteling, UoC

Winter term 2014/15
Series of lectures „Repräsentationen des Holocaust“, together with Véronique Sina, RUB

Exhibition „Holocaust im Comic“, together with Véronique Sina, RUB

Series of workshops „Holocaust im Comic“ at the Alfried-Krupp-Schülerlabor, together with Véronique Sina, RUB

Curatorial assistance at the exhibition „Anonymous Sculptures. Video and form in Contemporary Art“ under the direction of Sylvia Martin in Haus Esters/Kunstmuseen Krefeld