Dr. Katharina Rein
Katharina Rein holds a doctoral degree in Cultural History and Theory from the Humboldt-University of Berlin. Her dissertation on the media and cultural history of stage magic in the late nineteenth century was awarded the Anniversary Prize for Young Researchers of the Buechner Publishing House and published in 2020. She is also the author of Gothic Cinema (2021) and Gestörter Film (2012), and the editor of Illusions in Cultural Practice and Magic: A Companion (both forthcoming). Her academic essays have appeared in four languages.. Her academic essays have appeared in four languages.
In 2020, she was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study “Media Cultures of Computer Simulation” (MECS) of the Leuphana University Lüneburg; from 2013–20, she worked as a researcher and lecturer at the International Research Institute for Cultural Techniques and Media Philosophy (IKKM) of the Bauhaus-University Weimar; and at the professorship of Media Philosophy of the same university from 2012–13. She was a member of the international, interdisciplinary research project Les Arts Trompeurs. Machines, Magie, Médias (Paris, 2015–18), an adjunct lecturer at the Free University Berlin and, from 2014–15, a member of the editorial board of the Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung (ZMK).