Ulrich Meurer


2017-2018 Visiting Professor, Visual Studies Platform, Department of History, Central European University CEU, Budapest
since 2016 Adjunct Professor of Film and Media Studies, Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies (tfm), University of Vienna
2016 Visiting Professor of Film Studies, Department of Media Studies (IfM), Ruhr-University Bochum
2012-2015 Professor of Film and Media Studies, Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies (tfm), University of Vienna
2009-2012 Visiting Professor (Film History and Theory), Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies (tfm), University of Vienna
2006-2009 Assistant Professor (Literature / Media / Theory), Department of Comparative Literature, University of Leipzig
2006 Lecturer, Department of Comparative Literary Studies, University of Munich; Associate in the doctoral program in literary studies ProLit
2004-2006 Assistant in third-party funded research projects at the University of Munich, Departments of Comparative, American, and Modern Greek Studies: Conception and organization of interdisciplinary lecture series on film
Doctoral Studies (PhD) at the University of Constance, Schools of American and Media Studies
1995–2003 Freelance editor, reviewer, and translator (English-German, French-German) for the publishing houses Random House, Schirmer und Graf, Heyne and Piper, Munich
1990–1997 Undergraduate / Graduate Studies (Comparative Literature, Theater Studies, British and American Literary Studies), University of Munich


fellowships / awards
2014 Research fellowship at the Istituto Ellenico di Studi Bizantini e Postbizantini, Venice: Projekt "Gold Ground - Silver Screen: The Byzantine Form in Cinema"
2010 Research grant at the Centre national de cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC) and the Archives francaises de film (AFF), Paris
2005 City of Constance Prize to Promote Young Academics at the University of Constance (best doctoral thesis in the humanities 2004/05)


2014 Research visit at the Princeton University Library and Archives, Princeton, NJ
since 2014 Member of the working group "Digital Humanities" at the tfm, University of Vienna
2013 Scientific cooperation with the Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna (lecture and screenings on 'Psychic Media')
2012 Member of the scientific committee of the tfm research focus "escape! Exit Strategies in Art, Media and Science", University of Vienna
fall term 2011 Research and teaching visit at the Departments of Art and Archaeology and Classics, Princeton University, NJ
2011 Co-leader of the summer school „Translation as Intermedia Operation“ at the International Writers’ and Translators’ Center, Rhodes, Greece
since 12.2009 Peer Reviewer for SYN-Magazin (Publication for the promotion of academic articles at the tfm), University of Vienna
2007–2009 Founding editor of the Deleuze-Vokabularium (mail-based electronic periodical of the „Research Group Gilles Deleuze“), University of Leipzig, Germany
2006-2009 Coordinator of the European Erasmus student exchange program at the Department of Comparative Literature, University of Leipzig
2003–2005 Participant in annual lecture series on film, Department of German Studies, University of Tübingen, Germany


  • Europoean Network for Cinema and Media Studies NECS
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies SCMS
  • Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft GfM [Association for Media Studies] / Charter member of the GfM's Work Group "Media Studies and Politcal Theory"
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien DGfA [German Association For American Studies]
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft DGAVL [German Society for Comparative Literary Studies]