Her reserach interests include film and archive, memory and commemoration as well as films from the era of the German Democratic Republic (DDR- and DEFA-Film).
She earned her doctor's degree in Frankfurt am Main with her dissertation Die Antifaschismus-Thematik der DEFA (2008). Further works include i.a. Filme für die Zukunft. Die Staatliche Filmdokumentation am Filmarchiv der DDR (2015).