I am an instructor of television and media studies in New York City. I hold a Ph.D. and an M.A. from Cornell University, and a Magister (M.A.) from Konstanz University (Germany).
Research and Teaching Interests: German-language and Anglo-American popular cultures and audiences, particularly television, online culture and fan culture; representations of sexuality and nudity in popular media; the relationship between gender and media reception; the construction of the division between “high” and “low” cultures/audiences; differing national discourses on “the popular” in Europe and the USA.
Approaches: Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Reception Study, Feminist and Queer Theory, Theories of Social Justice and the Public Sphere