My education was divided into two timelines. One concerns my school education and took place entirely in Germany. The other consisted of eight years at Scottish universities, where I matured as a researcher, writer and thinker. It was there that I became who I am today.

PhD in Film Studies, University of Stirling
September ’12 – July ‘15
Thesis: The aesthetics of duration and absence in the post-trauma cinema of Lav Diaz
Principle Supervisor: Dr Sarah Neely
Second Supervisor: Dr Philippa Lovatt
PhD awarded: 13 January 2016

MLitt in Film Studies, University of St. Andrews
September ’11 – November ‘12
Dissertation: The mobilised venue – The uses of cinemas in Scotland, 1939-1945
Supervisor: Prof Robert Burgoyne
Grade: distinction

BA (Hons) in Film Studies and French, University of Stirling
September ’07 – June ‘11
Incl. one semester abroad in Nancy, France, studying at the Institut Européenne de Cinéma et d’Audiovisuel, January ’10 – May ‘10
Final Dissertation: Short documentary A Bunch of Gentlemen
Grade: First Class Honours with distinction in spoken French

Theodor-Fontane-Gymnasium Strausberg
September ’00 – June ’07
Abitur: 1,8

(I’m not going to mention primary school here!)