Laura Frahm is Assistant Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, with a focus on film and cultural history. Her research explores cinema through the lens of architecture, music, and philosophy. She has published numerous articles as well as three books: Beyond Space: Cinematic Topologies of the Urban (2010), Moving Spaces: Spatial Configurations in Music Videos by Jonathan Glazer, Chris Cunningham, Mark Romanek, and Michel Gondry (2007) and Introduction to Media Cultural Studies (co-edited, 2005, all publications in German). From 2008–2012 she was postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy (IKKM) at the Bauhaus University Weimar. She received her PhD from Humboldt University Berlin in 2008. From 2005–2007 she was doctoral fellow at the Transatlantic Graduate Research Program Berlin|New York “History and Culture of the Metropolis in the 20th Century,” including fellowships at Columbia University and New York University.
Frahm received her academic training in Theater, Film, and Television Studies, History of Art, and Romance Languages/Spanish in Cologne and Málaga. Currently, she is preparing a book on the cultural history of water (across cinema and the arts), a monograph on German film director and art collector Ottomar Domnick as well as a co-edited volume on the intersections between media theory and the history of science.