Short CV  (Complete CV available upon request)

Independent Freelance Editor and Writer since 2000, Translator DE>EN since 2015

April 2023-

Professor, History and Theory of Photography, SRH Berlin School of Design and Communication, Berlin, Germany

November 2019–March 2023

Lecturer, SRH Berlin School of Design and Communication, Berlin, Germany

October 2018–December 2020

Editor, the Art Market Dictionary (AMD), De Gruyter publishers, Berlin, Germany

September 2017–2018

Freelance Editor, the Art Market Dictionary (AMD), De Gruyter publishers, Berlin, Germany

April 2016–March 2018

Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Europe – BTK Berlin, Germany

October 2015–Present

Freelance Editor, Copywriter, and Translator, Serviceplan Content Berlin

August 2015

PhD, Art History, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Dissertation title: “The Problem of the Missing Museum: The Construction of Photographic Culture in the GDR”


American Dissertation Fellow, American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Editor, ScienceOpen, Digital, Open Access scientific publisher


Pre-doc Research Fellow, Fulbright Kommission / Associated Doctoral Candidate, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung (Center for Contemporary History), Potsdam, Germany

October 2010

Advanced to doctoral candidacy


Editorial Assistant to Karen Lang, Editor-in-Chief of The Art Bulletin


Research Assistant to Katja Zelljadt, Head of Getty Scholars Program and Managing Editor of the Getty Research Journal, Getty Research Institute

Spring 2009

Research Assistant, Getty Research Institute, Provenance Research

2005–6, 2007–8

Graduate Teaching Assistant in Art History at Vanderbilt University and University of Southern California

August 2006

Became a doctoral student in Art History at University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA


Studied Art History at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA (Masters Degree 2006). Masters Thesis: ““Photograph, Painting, Persona: Dialectics of Presence in the Work of Egon Schiele”


Worked as Assistant to the Editor for the Journal of Marketing, which was based at Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management and the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.


Worked in book, magazine, and academic journal publishing as an editorial assistant and freelance editor in New York, NY and Nashville, TN, USA for companies such as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (then Houghton Mifflin Co.) and BookPage.


Studied English Literature and Creative Composition at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA (Bachelors Degree 1998)

Born 26.4.1976 in Nashville, TN, USA


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