born in 1973, is a cultural scholar, author and translator. After research and teaching stays in Berlin, Freiburg, Uppsala and Copenhagen, she is currently Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Ghent in Belgium. She has published many books and essays on Søren Kierkegaard, Karen Blixen and Lars von Trier, inter alia. In 2019 she published »Sex machina. Zur Zukunft des Begehrens« (tr: The Future of Desire), in which she imagines the relationship between man and machine.