I am director of the Institute for Queer Theory in Berlin and I hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Potsdam University (Germany 2001). My thesis on gender, sexuality, and queer politics is published under the title Wider die Eindeutigkeit (Against Unambiguity) (Campus 2002). I have held visiting professorships for Queer Theory at Hamburg University (2003/2005) and at the University of Vienna (2011). The focus of my work is on queer/feminist theory and poststructuralist political philosophy, on concepts of sexuality and desire, and on the critique of representation with a particular focus on visual culture. I have taught and published widely on sexual politics and the intersection of sexuality and economy. Between 2007-2009, I was a visiting fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICI) in Berlin, where I pursued a research project about representations of non-normative genders and sexualities under conditions of neoliberal economy. This research resulted in the book Bilder von Sexualität und Ökonomie. Queere kulturelle Politiken im Neoliberalismus (Images of Sexuality and Economy) (transcript 2009). I also co-organized the international conference Desiring Just Economies – Just Economies of Desire (ICI, Berlin 2010), which led up to the co-edited volume Global Justice and Desire: Queering Economy (Routledge 2015), and co-edited Hegemony and Heteronormativity: Revistiting ‘The Political’ in Queer Politics (Ashgate 2011). My current project is called The Sexual Political and explores queer re-conceptualizations of desire and desire’s constitutive role in and of the political. I will be joining the LSE Gender in 2017/2018.