Dr. Kathrin Yacavone

Kathrin Yacavone
Photo: Heidi Pfohl

Research Fellow

Contact information

+49 6421 28-24788 +49 6421 28-26989 kathrin.yacavone@ 1 Wilhelm-Röpke-Straße 6
35032 Marburg
W|02 Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute (Room: 07A14A resp. +7A14a)

Organizational unit

Philipps-Universität Marburg Germanistik und Kunstwissenschaften (Fb09) Institut für Medienwissenschaft

Office hours

My office hours are on Tuesdays 2-3pm or other times by arrangement via
Office hours are in person in my office (07A-14A) or remotely via Internet. 

External research profiles

ORCID-ID: 0000-0002-0183-5064
Research Gate: researchgate.net/profile/Kathrin-Yacavone
Academia: uni-marburg.academia.edu/KathrinYacavone

  • Short biography

    I am a photography historian and theorist, literary and cultural scholar, and have taught at the Institute for Media Studies since October 2022. Prior to coming to Marburg, I was a Thyssen@KWI Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies/Kulturwissenschaftliche Institut (KWI) in Essen as well as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Universities of Constance and Cologne (2019-2022).

    I studied in Mainz, Berlin, Paris and Edinburgh and received my PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2008. At Edinburgh I was also a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) and taught in French Studies and Art History for a number of years. Between 2011 and 2019 I was a tenured Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham, but left the position to return to Europe.

    At Marburg I teach courses in Media Studies in both English and German.

  • Research interests

    · Theory and history of photography
    · Histories of photography’s institutionalisaton
    · Theories of authorship
    · Discourses of intermediality and media relations
    · Media history and media archeology
    · French cultural and literary history (19th – 21st centuries)

  • Current research projects

    Please see my German profile page.

  • Publications

    Please see my German profile page.

  • Teaching

    For my current teaching, please see my German profile page.

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