Ania Mauruschat, Dipl.-Journ.

Doktorandin (Ph.D. candidate)

Ania Mauruschat is associated researcher and lecturer at the Department of English. Currently she writes her PhD with Prof. Dr. Philipp Schweighauser in General Literatures with focus on Media Studies.

Ania’s PhD project is entitled Radiophonics, Noise and Understanding. Towards an Epistemology of Radio Art. In her thesis she focuses on the noises of contemporary experimental radio art and argues with Michel Serres and others that noise always persists in one way or the other, even in times of high fidelity promising digital technology. The corpus consists of over 50 radio plays by the German radio artists Andreas Ammer and FM Einheit as well as of various crucial works from the international history of radio art.

Ania started working at the University of Basel in January 2012 as research and teaching assistant at the Seminar for Media Studies. Before Ania came to Basel she did an apprenticeship as editor (print & broadcasting) at the German School for Journalism (DJS) and studied Journalism (Communication Sciences, Politics and Sociology) as well as German Literature, Dramatics and American Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU).  Her diploma thesis Freiheit für die Literatur! Zur Feuilletondebatte um die deutschsprachige Gegenwartsliteratur (2002) was an interdisciplinary research project in Communication Sciences and German Literature and marked as excellent.

After her diploma she worked full time as journalist for public radio stations in Germany, mainly for literature and radio drama departments, especially reporting about the ramifications of digitization within the arts and sciences. Besides that she cooperated for two years with the chair of Experimental Radio at Bauhaus University Weimar and was a member of the international research group Gegenwelten. Religiöse Ordnungsmodell der Moderne within the Exzellenzinitiative of the LMU in Munich.   

Ania’s research interests include radio and media art; sound and radio studies; history of radio documentary; science and technology studies; literature and science; literary, cultural, and media theory and history; modernism and avant-garde; aesthetics.

For further information please visit Ania’s private website.

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(Photo credit: Maria Dorner, Munich)





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