Svea Braeunert

Svea Suzanne Braeunert

DAAD Visiting Associate Professor

Old Chemistry Building


A&S German Studies - 0372

Old Chemistry 728D

Professional Summary

Svea Braeunert is DAAD Visiting Associate Professor in German Studies and Film and Media Studies. Her research interests include visual and digital culture, photography, time-based media, and memory studies. She is the author of Gespenstergeschichten: Der linke Terrorismus der RAF und die Künste (Kadmos 2015) and co-author and co-curator of Method: Sasha Kurmaz (Kehrer 2016) and To See Without Being Seen: Contemporary Art and Drone Warfare (University of Chicago Press 2016) . Her reflection on the exhibition was published as To See Without Being Seen: Critical Concepts and Curatorial Approaches Informing the Exhibition on Contemporary Art, Drones, and Surveillance. In: Media-N: The Journal of the New Media Caucus. Volume 13, Issue 1 (2019): 39-56. (co-authored with Meredith Malone).

Svea Braeunert's current book project addresses "Media Cultures of Drone Warfare." Parts of the project were presented as "Cultures of Drone Warfare: Thinking About the (Un)Seen" at the Night of Philosophy and Ideas at Brooklyn Public Library, and as the keynote "Nebenschauplätze: Looking Askew in Contemporary Art" at the Cornell Graduate Student Conference Flanking Maneuvers: Das Laterale Denken.

Her CV provides more information on her academic life, and her conversation with the DAAD gives some personal insights into her experience of living and working in the US.



Dr., Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Berlin, 2013 (Modern German Literature)

MA, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Berlin, 2007 (Modern German Literature, Cultural Studies, History)

Research and Practice Interests

Media Theory and Media Studies, especially
            Visual Culture
            Digital Culture
            Art, Photography, Time-Based Media.
Memory and Trauma Studies, especially
            Archives and Museums
            Terrorism, War, and Violence
            Multidirectional Memory, Postcolonialism.


Published Books

Bräunert, Svea; Malone, Meredith (2016. ) To See Without Being Seen: Contemporary Art and Drone Warfare .St. Louis, Chicago , Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, University of Chicago Press

Bräunert, Svea; Kurmaz, Sasha (2016. ) Method: Talents 38 .Berlin, Heidelberg , C/O Berlin, Kehrer

Bräunert, Svea (2015. ) Gespenstergeschichten: Der linke Terrorismus der RAF und die Künste .Berlin , Kadmos

Additional Publications

Contact Information

Academic - Old Chemistry 728D
Phone: Phone: 513-556-3503