Katharina Niemeyer - visiting us in 2017 - is an Associate Professor of the French Press Institute and member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Analysis of the Media (CARISM)/ University Paris 2, Sorbonne Universities. She holds a Master's in European Media Culture (Bauhaus University Weimar and University of Lyon 2). Until July 2012, she worked as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Geneva, where she also obtained her PhD in media and communication studies in 2009. With the choreographer and dancer Emilie Camacho (Rabbitresearch), she has been working occasionally since 2005 on the relation of dance and research by contributing to projects such as 'Plan B - Vertigo' (one-day conference 'Le destin de Jean Baudrillard', 2013).
Katharina's major areas of research are in the field of media culture, media and communication theory and memory studies. She is particularly interested in the relation of media, memory, history and nostalgia and co-founded the International Media and Nostalgia Network in 2015 after having edited the volume Media and Nostalgia. Yearning for the past, present and future in 2014 (Palgrave Macmillan). Katharina also works on (international) media events; their 'liveness' and commemorations or artistic extensions and transformations. Related to these topics she published several articles and two books (Die Mediasphären des Terrorismus, Avinus, Berlin, 2006 / De la chute du mur de Berlin au 11 Septembre 2001, Antipodes, Lausanne, 2011). A special journal issue, co-edited with Frédéric Lambert for Communications et Langages is forthcoming in 2017: Les devenirs artistiques de l'information. Katharina translated texts of Jean Baudrillard and is an active member of the Cool Memories association.