Studied Romance Studies (French/Spanish/Italian) and German Studies in Frankfurt, Toulouse and Cologne. 2001 doctorate on Blaise Pascal's writings at the University of Cologne. From January 2002 to April 2008 researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities Media and Cultural Communication (SFB/FK 427) at the Universities of Cologne, Aachen, Bonn and Bochum. From April 2008 to July 2014 researcher and head of the fellows team at the IKKM. Editor of the Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung (ZMK), published by Meiner Verlag Hamburg.
In the summer semester 2014, substitute for the professorship for media studies with special regard to the theory, history and aesthetics of image documentary forms at the Institute for Media Studies at the Ruhr University Bochum.