BiographyDr. Maike Sarah Reinerth is a postdoctoral researcher at Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Potsdam (Germany). She earned her PhD in 2018 with a thesis on subjective imaginations in feature films.
Maike's research interests include film history & aesthetics, film & media theory and animation studies. She is PI and coordinator of the research network on "Animation and Contemporary Media Culture. Challenges and Potentials of Animation Studies in the Digital Era", funded by DFG, the German Federal Research Institution. Together with Anna-Sophie Philippi, she is also leading a funded initiative on videographic essays and the production of scientific and artistic knowledge.
Among her most recent publications are "Audiovisual Metaphors and Metonymies of Emotions in Animated Moving Images," (with Kathrin Fahlenbrach, in Emotion in Animated Films, Routledge 2018) and a German-language article on political animation short films in the journal DU - Der Deutschunterricht (2020). Her thesis, two edited books on animation and the text "Political Genres of Online Animation: Genre Theory, Animation Studies, and Digital Media" are forthcoming (all 2021).
Maike is an active member of professional associations like NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies), SAS (Society for Animation Studies), SCSMI (Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image) and GfM (German Society for Media Studies). Since 2015, she is also the mother of a son.
Personal Homepage: https://maikereinerth.de/