2008: Habilitation in Media Studies, Hamburg University (Germany)

2007: Seniorqualification research, Utrecht University

2004: Seniorqualification teaching in higher education, Utrecht University

2002/2003: Certificate in the management and innovation of university teaching, Center of Excellence in University Teaching, Utrecht University

1997: Dissertation ‘Relationship-Shows: Herzblatt, Mixed Realities and the Representation of Gender in the New Television,’ University of Hildesheim (Germany)

1988: Master of the Arts, Free University of Berlin (West Germany), study of German Literature, Linguistics, Theater-, Film- and Television Studies and Pedagogics

1980: Baccalaureate Herzog-Ernst Gymnasium, Uelzen (Germany)





since 2013: Professor of Media and Communication, Utrecht University

2012-2013: Teaching Fellow, Humanities Faculty, Utrecht University

2010 - 2013: Director of the Humanities College, Utrecht University

2010: Guest Professor at the Lillehammer University College

2007/2008: Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan

2007-2013: Associate Professor of Film and Television at the Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University

2005-2011 Director of the Master Program in Film and Television Studies, Utrecht University

2002: Projects on new forms of student-activating teaching, BA-programs in Theater, Films and Television Studies, and in Communications and Information Studies

2000-2007: Assistant Professor of Television Studies, Utrecht University, Department Media and Culture Studies

1993-2000: Assistant Professor of Film- and Television History at the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Konrad Wolf, Potsdam (Germany), Department of Media Studies

1989-1993: Lecturer at the Institute of Audiovisual Media, University of Hildesheim

1988/1989: Freelance author and editor for the Media Studies series at Edition Sigma, Berlin

1983, 1984, 1986: Teaching Assistant at the German Department, Free University Berlin